Pesticide residues in Cory's Shearwater eggs (Calonectris d. diomedea)

RISTOW D., . HAORICH J., BAUM F. and WINK M.



Abstract:

Oeserted eggs of Cory's Shearwater from a colony off Crete were analyzed for chlorinated hydrocarbon content. Substantial concentrations of DDE and PCBs were found. High concentrations of DDE are correlated with those of PCBs. Almost at the top of the Mediterranean food chain, Cory's Shearwater is a good bioindicator for the Mediterranean.