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Fish-eating Birds as Indicators for Reassessing Wildlife Reproduction and Health Impairments in the Saginaw Bay and River Raisin Areas of Concern

 

A herring gull chick with a crossbill.

A herring gull chick with a crossbill from the

River Raisin Area of Concern, Monroe, Michigan.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Keith Grasman

 

November 11, 2014

 

Jeremy N. Moore and Dr. Lisa Williams, contaminant specialists in the Service's East Lansing Field Office in Michigan, co-authored “Fish-eating Birds as Indicators for Reassessing Wildlife Reproduction and Health Impairments in the Saginaw Bay and River Raisin Areas of Concern,” presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America. The study was presented by fellow co-author and principal investigator Dr. Keith A. Grasman, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. This ongoing assessment investigates the effects of contaminants on reproduction and immunological health of fish-eating birds in the Saginaw Bay and Raisin River Areas of Concern.

 

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Last updated: December 15, 2014