Contaminants

New Osprey Contaminant Report

Contaminant screening in Casco Bay, Maine Osprey: A new report by BioDiversity Research Institute. Click here to read full report.

2010 OSPREY REPORT PRIMARY FINDINGS

Like the 2007 and 2008 results, PCB, PBDE, PFC, and OC levels are positively correlated, indicating that birds with high levels of one compound tend to have higher levels of the others. PBDEs and PCBs have one of the strongest relationships.

2008 REPORT PRIMARY FINDINGS

CONTAMINANTS MEASURED

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Species Studied

American kestrel
Arctic tern
Atlantic puffin
Bald eagle
Belted kingfisher
Black guillemot
Common eider
Common loon
Common tern
Double-crested cormorant
Great black-backed gull
Glossy ibis
Herring gull
Least tern
Leach’s 
storm-petrel
Osprey
Peregrine falcon
Piping plover
Red-winged blackbird
Snowy egret
Tree swallow
Virginia rail
Willet