Pereira, M.G.; Lacorte Bruguera, S.; Walker, L.A.; Shore, R.F.

Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in eggs of the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) from two UK colonies, 1977-2014

Data comprise concentrations of Perfluorinated compounds in the eggs of the marine sentinel species the Northern gannet (Morus bassanus), from colonies in Ailsa Craig in the Irish Sea (eastern Atlantic), and Bass Rock in the North Sea, United Kingdom. The study reports concentrations of eight perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs) and three perfluorinated sulfonates (PFSs), for 1977-2014. The data is part of the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS).

Publication date: 2020-04-27

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the data: Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Pereira, M.G.; Lacorte Bruguera, S.; Walker, L.A.; Shore, R.F. (2020). Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in eggs of the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) from two UK colonies, 1977-2014. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/43487d30-ba23-424e-a2bb-d04dd121875c

 

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1977-01-01    to    2014-12-31

Provenance & quality

Fresh eggs are collected by licenced egg collectors and are sent to the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) at UKCEH Lancaster. The contents of the eggs are sampled and are 1) analysed by the UKCEH Centralised Analytical Chemistry and 2) retained for archive purposes. The biometric data (whole egg weight, length and breadth, etc) are recorded on a MSAccess form which uploads directly to an Oracle database. Chemistry batch files containing concentrations of the different contaminants in tissues and eggs are loaded directly into an Oracle database.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. M. Glória Pereira
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Pereira, M.G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lacorte Bruguera, S.
Department of Environmental Chemistry, Institute of Environmental Diagnostics and Water Studies, CSIC
Walker, L.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Shore, R.F.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Keywords
Environmental survey Morus bassanus Northern gannet,  Pollution
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid
Last updated
31 March 2021 08:03