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Friday, 29 July, 2011

FG9-O1 — 8:30-8:45
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INFLUENCES ON MERCURY BIOACCUMULATION IN WOOD FROGS DEVELOPING IN SEASONAL WOODLAND POOLS IN MAINE, USA
Authors: LOFTIN, Cynthia S.1, CALHOUN, Aram J.K.2, NELSON, Sarah J.2, ELSKUS, Adria A.3, SIMON, Kevin2
(1) US Geological Survey Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Cynthia.Loftin@maine.edu; (2) University of Maine; (3) US Geological Survey S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Laboratory;
FG9-O2 — 8:45-9:00
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FG9-O3 — 9:00-9:15
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MIGRATION EXPLAINS VARIATIONS OF MERCURY CONCENTRATIONS IN PISCIVOROUS BIRDS
Authors: LAVOIE, Raphael A.1, KYSER, T. Kurt2, CAMPBELL, Linda M.1
(1) Biology Department, Queen’s University, lavoie.raphael@gmail.com; (2) Geological Sciences & Engineering, Queen’s University;
FG9-O4 — 9:15-9:30
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PRIMARY FEATHERS AS INDICATORS OF DIET AND DIFFERENTIAL MERCURY EXPOSURE IN DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS (PHALACROCORAX AURITUS) NESTING ON LAKE WINNIPEG, MB
Authors: OFUKANY, Amy1, HOBSON, Keith A2, WASSENAAR, Leonard I2
(1) Environment Canada/University of Saskatchewan, Amy.Ofukany@ec.gc.ca; (2) Environment Canada;
FG9-O5 — 9:30-9:45
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USING ANTARCTIC SKUAS’ FEATHERS TO MONITOR LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTAMINATION
Authors: COSTA, Erli S.1, TORRES, João Paulo M. 2, ALVES, Maria Alice S.3, PESSOA, Adriana R. de L. 4, SANTOS, Mercedes M. 5, CORIA, Nestor R.5
(1) Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Caixa Postal: 68.020, CEP 21941-540 – Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Supported by a fellowship of CNPq. , erli_costa@yahoo.com.br; (2) Laboratório de Radioisótopos Eduardo Penna Franca, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. CEP: 21949-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; (3) Departamento de Ecologia, Instituto de Biologia, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Rua São Francisco Xavier, 524, Maracanã, CEP 20550-011, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. ; (4) Laboratório de Radioisótopos Eduardo Penna Franca, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, UFRJ. CEP: 21949-900, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; (5) Instituto Antártico Argentino, Depto. Ciencias Biológicas - Proyecto Aves, Cerrito 1248 (C1010AAZ) Buenos Aires, Argentina.;
FG9-O6 — 9:45-10:00
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TOXIC INFLUENCE OF MERCURIC CHLORIDE ON ANTIOXIDANT SYSTEM IN THE TESTIS AND EPIDIDYMIS OF ALBINO RATS
Authors: SUGANDHY, Onorine Marcelline1, PANNEERDOSS , Subbarayalu 2, SURYAVATHI , Viswanadhapalli 2
(1)Department of Zoology, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Lawspet, Puducherry – 605 008, India, onorine@gmail.com; (2) Department of Cell Biology, P.O. Box 800 732, Jordan Hall, Lab # 227 School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville , VA 22908 (USA);
FG9-O7 — 10:00-10:15
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ESTABLISHING REGIONAL TRENDS OF MERCURY AVAILABILITY IN THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA USING EGG MEMBRANE OF PYGOSCELIS PENGUINS
Authors: BRASSO, Rebecka1, POLITO, Michael1, EMSLIE, Steven1
(1) UNC Wilmington, rlb1196@uncw.edu
FG9-O8 — 10:15-10:30
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MERCURY IN COMMON TERNS (STERNA HIRUNDO) BREEDING IN THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AREA OF CONCERN
Authors: BAIRD, Christopher1, LAVOIE, Raphael1, HARPER, Lee2, CAMPBELL, Linda1
(1) Queen’s University, 9cb61@queensu.ca; (2) Riveredge Associates, LLC;
Friday, 29 July, 2011