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Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment

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Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds : A pan-Arctic assessment. / Albert, Céline; Helgason, Hálfdán Helgi; Brault-Favrou, Maud; Robertson, Gregory J.; Descamps, Sébastien; Amélineau, Françoise; Danielsen, Jóhannis; Dietz, Rune; Elliott, Kyle; Erikstad, Kjell Einar; Eulaers, Igor; Ezhov, Alexey; Fitzsimmons, Michelle G.; Gavrilo, Maria; Golubova, Elena; Grémillet, David; Hatch, Scott; Huffeldt, Nicholas P.; Jakubas, Dariusz; Kitaysky, Alexander; Kolbeinsson, Yann; Krasnov, Yuri; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon; Lorentzen, Erlend; Mallory, Mark L.; Merkel, Benjamin; Merkel, Flemming Ravn; Montevecchi, William; Mosbech, Anders; Olsen, Bergur; Orben, Rachael A.; Patterson, Allison; Provencher, Jennifer; Plumejeaud, Christine; Pratte, Isabeau; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Renner, Heather; Rojek, Nora; Romano, Marc; Strøm, Hallvard; Systad, Geir Helge; Takahashi, Akinori; Thiebot, Jean Baptiste; Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg; Will, Alexis P.; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna; Bustamante, Paco; Fort, Jérôme.

I: Science of the total Environment, Bind 750, 142201, 01.2021.

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Albert, C, Helgason, HH, Brault-Favrou, M, Robertson, GJ, Descamps, S, Amélineau, F, Danielsen, J, Dietz, R, Elliott, K, Erikstad, KE, Eulaers, I, Ezhov, A, Fitzsimmons, MG, Gavrilo, M, Golubova, E, Grémillet, D, Hatch, S, Huffeldt, NP, Jakubas, D, Kitaysky, A, Kolbeinsson, Y, Krasnov, Y, Lorentsen, SH, Lorentzen, E, Mallory, ML, Merkel, B, Merkel, FR, Montevecchi, W, Mosbech, A, Olsen, B, Orben, RA, Patterson, A, Provencher, J, Plumejeaud, C, Pratte, I, Reiertsen, TK, Renner, H, Rojek, N, Romano, M, Strøm, H, Systad, GH, Takahashi, A, Thiebot, JB, Thórarinsson, TL, Will, AP, Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K, Bustamante, P & Fort, J 2021, 'Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment', Science of the total Environment, bind 750, 142201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

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Albert, C., Helgason, H. H., Brault-Favrou, M., Robertson, G. J., Descamps, S., Amélineau, F., Danielsen, J., Dietz, R., Elliott, K., Erikstad, K. E., Eulaers, I., Ezhov, A., Fitzsimmons, M. G., Gavrilo, M., Golubova, E., Grémillet, D., Hatch, S., Huffeldt, N. P., Jakubas, D., ... Fort, J. (2021). Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment. Science of the total Environment, 750, [142201]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

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Albert C, Helgason HH, Brault-Favrou M, Robertson GJ, Descamps S, Amélineau F, Danielsen J, Dietz R, Elliott K, Erikstad KE, Eulaers I, Ezhov A, Fitzsimmons MG, Gavrilo M, Golubova E, Grémillet D, Hatch S, Huffeldt NP, Jakubas D, Kitaysky A, Kolbeinsson Y, Krasnov Y, Lorentsen SH, Lorentzen E, Mallory ML, Merkel B, Merkel FR, Montevecchi W, Mosbech A, Olsen B, Orben RA, Patterson A, Provencher J, Plumejeaud C, Pratte I, Reiertsen TK, Renner H, Rojek N, Romano M, Strøm H, Systad GH, Takahashi A, Thiebot JB, Thórarinsson TL, Will AP, Wojczulanis-Jakubas K, Bustamante P, Fort J. 2021. Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment. Science of the total Environment. 750:Article 142201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

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Albert C, Helgason HH, Brault-Favrou M, Robertson GJ, Descamps S, Amélineau F o.a. Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment. Science of the total Environment. 2021 jan;750. 142201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

Author

Albert, Céline ; Helgason, Hálfdán Helgi ; Brault-Favrou, Maud ; Robertson, Gregory J. ; Descamps, Sébastien ; Amélineau, Françoise ; Danielsen, Jóhannis ; Dietz, Rune ; Elliott, Kyle ; Erikstad, Kjell Einar ; Eulaers, Igor ; Ezhov, Alexey ; Fitzsimmons, Michelle G. ; Gavrilo, Maria ; Golubova, Elena ; Grémillet, David ; Hatch, Scott ; Huffeldt, Nicholas P. ; Jakubas, Dariusz ; Kitaysky, Alexander ; Kolbeinsson, Yann ; Krasnov, Yuri ; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon ; Lorentzen, Erlend ; Mallory, Mark L. ; Merkel, Benjamin ; Merkel, Flemming Ravn ; Montevecchi, William ; Mosbech, Anders ; Olsen, Bergur ; Orben, Rachael A. ; Patterson, Allison ; Provencher, Jennifer ; Plumejeaud, Christine ; Pratte, Isabeau ; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin ; Renner, Heather ; Rojek, Nora ; Romano, Marc ; Strøm, Hallvard ; Systad, Geir Helge ; Takahashi, Akinori ; Thiebot, Jean Baptiste ; Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg ; Will, Alexis P. ; Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna ; Bustamante, Paco ; Fort, Jérôme. / Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds : A pan-Arctic assessment. I: Science of the total Environment. 2021 ; Bind 750.

Bibtex

@article{c331d7759b294b36842a77f96afefea6,
title = "Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds: A pan-Arctic assessment",
abstract = "Mercury (Hg) is a natural trace element found in high concentrations in top predators, including Arctic seabirds. Most current knowledge about Hg concentrations in Arctic seabirds relates to exposure during the summer breeding period when researchers can easily access seabirds at colonies. However, the few studies focused on winter have shown higher Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period than breeding period in several tissues. Hence, improving knowledge about Hg exposure during the non-breeding period is crucial to understanding the threats and risks encountered by these species year-round. We used feathers of nine migratory alcid species occurring at high latitudes to study bird Hg exposure during both the breeding and non-breeding periods. Overall, Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~3 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, spatial differences were apparent within and between the Atlantic and Pacific regions. While Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~9 times and ~3 times higher than during the breeding period for the West and East Atlantic respectively, Hg concentrations in the Pacific during the non-breeding period were only ~1.7 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, individual Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period for most of the seabird colonies were above 5 μg g−1 dry weight (dw), which is considered to be the threshold at which deleterious effects are observed, suggesting that some breeding populations might be vulnerable to non-breeding Hg exposure. Since wintering area locations, and migration routes may influence seasonal Hg concentrations, it is crucial to improve our knowledge about spatial ecotoxicology to fully understand the risks associated with Hg contamination in Arctic seabirds.",
keywords = "Feathers, Metal, Polar, Seasonal variation, Top predators",
author = "C{\'e}line Albert and Helgason, {H{\'a}lfd{\'a}n Helgi} and Maud Brault-Favrou and Robertson, {Gregory J.} and S{\'e}bastien Descamps and Fran{\c c}oise Am{\'e}lineau and J{\'o}hannis Danielsen and Rune Dietz and Kyle Elliott and Erikstad, {Kjell Einar} and Igor Eulaers and Alexey Ezhov and Fitzsimmons, {Michelle G.} and Maria Gavrilo and Elena Golubova and David Gr{\'e}millet and Scott Hatch and Huffeldt, {Nicholas P.} and Dariusz Jakubas and Alexander Kitaysky and Yann Kolbeinsson and Yuri Krasnov and Lorentsen, {Svein H{\aa}kon} and Erlend Lorentzen and Mallory, {Mark L.} and Benjamin Merkel and Merkel, {Flemming Ravn} and William Montevecchi and Anders Mosbech and Bergur Olsen and Orben, {Rachael A.} and Allison Patterson and Jennifer Provencher and Christine Plumejeaud and Isabeau Pratte and Reiertsen, {Tone Kristin} and Heather Renner and Nora Rojek and Marc Romano and Hallvard Str{\o}m and Systad, {Geir Helge} and Akinori Takahashi and Thiebot, {Jean Baptiste} and Th{\'o}rarinsson, {Thorkell Lindberg} and Will, {Alexis P.} and Katarzyna Wojczulanis-Jakubas and Paco Bustamante and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Fort",
year = "2021",
month = jan,
doi = "10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201",
language = "English",
volume = "750",
journal = "Science of the Total Environment",
issn = "0048-9697",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Seasonal variation of mercury contamination in Arctic seabirds

T2 - A pan-Arctic assessment

AU - Albert, Céline

AU - Helgason, Hálfdán Helgi

AU - Brault-Favrou, Maud

AU - Robertson, Gregory J.

AU - Descamps, Sébastien

AU - Amélineau, Françoise

AU - Danielsen, Jóhannis

AU - Dietz, Rune

AU - Elliott, Kyle

AU - Erikstad, Kjell Einar

AU - Eulaers, Igor

AU - Ezhov, Alexey

AU - Fitzsimmons, Michelle G.

AU - Gavrilo, Maria

AU - Golubova, Elena

AU - Grémillet, David

AU - Hatch, Scott

AU - Huffeldt, Nicholas P.

AU - Jakubas, Dariusz

AU - Kitaysky, Alexander

AU - Kolbeinsson, Yann

AU - Krasnov, Yuri

AU - Lorentsen, Svein Håkon

AU - Lorentzen, Erlend

AU - Mallory, Mark L.

AU - Merkel, Benjamin

AU - Merkel, Flemming Ravn

AU - Montevecchi, William

AU - Mosbech, Anders

AU - Olsen, Bergur

AU - Orben, Rachael A.

AU - Patterson, Allison

AU - Provencher, Jennifer

AU - Plumejeaud, Christine

AU - Pratte, Isabeau

AU - Reiertsen, Tone Kristin

AU - Renner, Heather

AU - Rojek, Nora

AU - Romano, Marc

AU - Strøm, Hallvard

AU - Systad, Geir Helge

AU - Takahashi, Akinori

AU - Thiebot, Jean Baptiste

AU - Thórarinsson, Thorkell Lindberg

AU - Will, Alexis P.

AU - Wojczulanis-Jakubas, Katarzyna

AU - Bustamante, Paco

AU - Fort, Jérôme

PY - 2021/1

Y1 - 2021/1

N2 - Mercury (Hg) is a natural trace element found in high concentrations in top predators, including Arctic seabirds. Most current knowledge about Hg concentrations in Arctic seabirds relates to exposure during the summer breeding period when researchers can easily access seabirds at colonies. However, the few studies focused on winter have shown higher Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period than breeding period in several tissues. Hence, improving knowledge about Hg exposure during the non-breeding period is crucial to understanding the threats and risks encountered by these species year-round. We used feathers of nine migratory alcid species occurring at high latitudes to study bird Hg exposure during both the breeding and non-breeding periods. Overall, Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~3 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, spatial differences were apparent within and between the Atlantic and Pacific regions. While Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~9 times and ~3 times higher than during the breeding period for the West and East Atlantic respectively, Hg concentrations in the Pacific during the non-breeding period were only ~1.7 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, individual Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period for most of the seabird colonies were above 5 μg g−1 dry weight (dw), which is considered to be the threshold at which deleterious effects are observed, suggesting that some breeding populations might be vulnerable to non-breeding Hg exposure. Since wintering area locations, and migration routes may influence seasonal Hg concentrations, it is crucial to improve our knowledge about spatial ecotoxicology to fully understand the risks associated with Hg contamination in Arctic seabirds.

AB - Mercury (Hg) is a natural trace element found in high concentrations in top predators, including Arctic seabirds. Most current knowledge about Hg concentrations in Arctic seabirds relates to exposure during the summer breeding period when researchers can easily access seabirds at colonies. However, the few studies focused on winter have shown higher Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period than breeding period in several tissues. Hence, improving knowledge about Hg exposure during the non-breeding period is crucial to understanding the threats and risks encountered by these species year-round. We used feathers of nine migratory alcid species occurring at high latitudes to study bird Hg exposure during both the breeding and non-breeding periods. Overall, Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~3 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, spatial differences were apparent within and between the Atlantic and Pacific regions. While Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period were ~9 times and ~3 times higher than during the breeding period for the West and East Atlantic respectively, Hg concentrations in the Pacific during the non-breeding period were only ~1.7 times higher than during the breeding period. In addition, individual Hg concentrations during the non-breeding period for most of the seabird colonies were above 5 μg g−1 dry weight (dw), which is considered to be the threshold at which deleterious effects are observed, suggesting that some breeding populations might be vulnerable to non-breeding Hg exposure. Since wintering area locations, and migration routes may influence seasonal Hg concentrations, it is crucial to improve our knowledge about spatial ecotoxicology to fully understand the risks associated with Hg contamination in Arctic seabirds.

KW - Feathers

KW - Metal

KW - Polar

KW - Seasonal variation

KW - Top predators

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85091256458&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

DO - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142201

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 33182207

AN - SCOPUS:85091256458

VL - 750

JO - Science of the Total Environment

JF - Science of the Total Environment

SN - 0048-9697

M1 - 142201

ER -