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Effects of a chemical dispersant and crude oil on breeding ducks

June 16, 2010

Effects of chemically dispersed crude oil on mallard reproduction. Incubating female mallards were exposed to a water source treated with either Prudhoe Bay crude oil, Corexit 9527, or a combination of oil and dispersant during the first 10 da of development. Used thermocouple probes to monitor incubation temperature. Measured hatching success, incubation temperature, and survival of ducklings to 1 wk of age.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1982
Title Effects of a chemical dispersant and crude oil on breeding ducks
Authors P.H. Albers, M. L. Gay
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Index ID 5221803
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center