Contents of Various Elements in the Organs of Seabirds Killed by an Oil Spill around Tsushima Island, Japan

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Author(s)

    • MOCHIZUKI Mariko MOCHIZUKI Mariko
    • Department of Applied Science, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • YAMAMOTO Hanae UEDA Fukiko
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • YAMAMURA Risa
    • Department of Applied Science, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • SUZUKI Tomoko
    • Yamazaki College of Animal Health Technology, 4–7–2 Minami-Osawa, Hachioji, Tokyo 192–0364, Japan
    • OCHIAI Yoshitsugu
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • KOBAYASHI Jun
    • Department of Applied Science, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • KAWASUMI Koh
    • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • ARAI Toshiro
    • Division of Veterinary Biochemistry, School of Veterinary Medicine, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan
    • KAJIGAYA Hiroshi
    • Department of Applied Science, School of Veterinary Nursing and Technology, Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University, 1–7–1 Kyounan, Musashino, Tokyo 180–8602, Japan

Abstract

Twenty nine oil-soaked birds were collected from around the Coast of Tsushima Island. The contents of eight elements in the livers and kidneys of the birds were investigated. Statistically higher concentrations of vanadium and thallium in the liver and of titanium in the kidney were found in the birds that were found dead compared with those that died after rescued. A significant correlation (r=0.695, <i>P</i><0.01) was observed only for the molybdenum content between the kidneys and livers from the birds found dead. Although the controls of the eight elements of birds investigated in the present study remain unexplained, some of lower concentration in rescued birds can be blamed on a decrease in food intake of birds. The relation between oil contamination and concentration of elements need to be further explored.

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 75(5), 667-670, 2013

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003362103
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    024676620
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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