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

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Walker, L.; Shore, R.F.; Chaplow, J.S.; Potter, E.D.; Dos Santos Pereira, G. (2013)
https://doi.org/10.5285/72ed6237-aedf-43a7-b9e3-eef95320a2bb

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

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PBMS Website
Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme website

PBMS website reports
PBMS reports

Journal paper
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. Ambio 37 466-471.

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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.

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Spatial

Spatial Reference System
WGS 84

Keywords

Topic Categories
Biota
Environment
Farming
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental monitoring facilities
Other keywords
pollutant
contaminant
sea eagle
Persistent Organic Pollutants
POPs
Polychlorinated Biphenyls
PCBs
Residue
Toxic Equivalent
TEQ
organochlorine
insecticide
pesticide
DDE
DDT
HEOD
TDE
HCH
Hepox
Lindane
Aldrin
Dieldrin
metals
toxic
mercury
Hg
zinc
Zn
iron
Fe
cadmium
Cd
copper
Cu
lead
Pb
aluminium
Al
nickel
Ni
Manganese
Mn
Cobalt
Co
Arsenic
As
Selenium
Se
Molybdenum
Mo
Tin
Sn
rodenticides
Difenacoum
Flocoumafen
Bromadiolone
Brodifacoum
Warfarin
Diphacinone
Chlorophacinone
Coumatetralyl
egg shell index
biometric
PBMS
predatory birds
eggs
Haliaeetus albicilla
CEH Biogeochemistry Programme
Other keywords
Pollution & Environmental Risk
Pollution
Shore Section
Place keywords
United Kingdom

Dataset identifiers

CEH:EIDC:#1252055633330
https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/72ed6237-aedf-43a7-b9e3-eef95320a2bb
doi:10.5285/72ed6237-aedf-43a7-b9e3-eef95320a2bb

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Record identifier
72ed6237-aedf-43a7-b9e3-eef95320a2bb
Record created by
Environmental Information Data Centre
United Kingdom
Record last updated
2017-02-13T11:49:18
Metadata standard
NERC profile of ISO19115:2003 version 1.0