Walker, L.; Shore, R.F.; Chaplow, J.S.; Potter, E.D.; Dos Santos Pereira, G.

Chemical contaminants in White-tailed sea eagle eggs - Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

Data from analyses of addled and deserted sea eagle eggs collected by licensed collectors in Scotland. Contaminants reported include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides or their persistent metabolites, and a range of metals and metaloids. The white-tailed sea eagle has been re-introduced to a number of Scottish Islands since the 1980s. The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) is a long-term, national monitoring scheme that quantifies the concentrations of contaminants in the livers and eggs of selected species of predatory and fish-eating birds in Britain.

Publication date: 2013-06-18

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

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

You must cite: Walker, L.; Shore, R.F.; Chaplow, J.S.; Potter, E.D.; Dos Santos Pereira, G. (2013). Chemical contaminants in White-tailed sea eagle eggs - Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS). NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/72ed6237-aedf-43a7-b9e3-eef95320a2bb

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1986-01-01    to    2008-12-01

Provenance & quality

Addled and deserted sea eagle eggs are collected by licensed collectors in Scotland. Eggs are cracked, the contents homogenised and samples are 1) sent for analysis by the Centralised Analytical Chemistry facility at CEH Lancaster and 2) retained for archive purposes at -20 degrees C. Samples were analysed for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides or their persistent metabolites, and a range of metals and metaloids. Data are entered by technician onto a MSAccess form which uploads directly to an Oracle database. Batch files containing concentrations of pesticides in tissues load directly to Oracle database.

Related

This dataset is included in the following collections

The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS)

Supplemental information

Other useful information regarding this dataset:

Walker, L.A., Shore, R.F., Turk, A., Pereira, M.G., & Best, J. (2008). The Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme (PBMS) - identifying chemical risks to top predators in Britain. 37(6):452-456. 2008

Correspondence/contact details

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

Authors

Walker, L.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Shore, R.F.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Chaplow, J.S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Potter, E.D.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Dos Santos Pereira, G.
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
Rights Holder
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
 enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota , Environment , Farming
Keywords
Al,  Aldrin,  aluminium,  Arsenic,  As,  biometric,  Brodifacoum,  Bromadiolone,  cadmium,  Cd,  CEH Biogeochemistry Programme,  Chlorophacinone,  Co,  Cobalt,  contaminant,  copper,  Coumatetralyl,  Cu,  DDE,  DDT,  Dieldrin,  Difenacoum,  Diphacinone,  eggs,  egg shell index,  Fe,  Flocoumafen,  Haliaeetus albicilla,  HCH,  HEOD,  Hepox,  Hg,  insecticide,  iron,  lead,  Lindane,  Manganese,  mercury,  metals,  Mn,  Mo,  Molybdenum,  Ni,  nickel,  organochlorine,  Pb,  PBMS,  PCBs,  Persistent Organic Pollutants,  pesticide,  pollutant,  Pollution Pollution & Environmental Risk Polychlorinated Biphenyls,  POPs,  predatory birds,  Residue,  rodenticides,  Se,  sea eagle,  Selenium,  Shore Section Sn,  TDE,  TEQ,  Tin,  toxic,  Toxic Equivalent,  United Kingdom Warfarin,  zinc,  Zn
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
22 September 2020 10:17