- Eggshell thinning and decreased concentrations of vitamin E are associated with contaminants in eggs of ivory gullsCecilie Miljeteig
Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Sci Total Environ 431:92-9. 2012..In general, a thinning above 16 to 20% has been associated with a decline in bird populations, suggesting that contaminant-induced eggshell thinning may constitute a serious threat to ivory gull populations globally...
- High levels of contaminants in ivory gull Pagophila eburnea eggs from the Russian and Norwegian ArcticCecilie Miljeteig
Norwegian Polar Institute, 9296 Tromsø, Norway
Environ Sci Technol 43:5521-8. 2009..The contaminant levels presented here are among the highest reported in Arctic seabird species, and we identify this as an important stressor in a species already at risk due to environmental change...