Contaminants in magnificent frigatebird eggs from Barbuda, West Indies
Trefry, S.A.; Diamond, A.W.; Spencer, N.C.; Mallory, M.L.
Marine Pollution Bulletin 75(1-2): 317-321
ISSN/ISBN: 1879-3363 PMID: 24012113 DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.07.046
We examined persistent organic pollutant and trace element concentrations in eggs of magnificent frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens), a species of conservation concern breeding in the West Indies. Despite that frigatebirds feed at high positions in tropical marine food chains, we detected low levels of most contaminants, suggesting limited contamination of their prey.