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- Paruk, James D., et al. Show all 8 Authors
- The Science of the total environment 2016 v.565 pp. 360-368
- Gavia; adults; birds; blood; blood sampling; carbon; hematocrit; hemoglobin; molecular weight; oil spills; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; Louisiana
- ... We captured 93 wintering adult and subadult Common Loons (Gavia immer) in coastal Louisiana from 2011 to 2015 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We tested blood samples for exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and measured physiological variables including hematocrit, hemoglobin and total blood protein. PAH concentrations in loon blood differed from year to year and by age c ...