Osteoderms of estuarine crocodiles record their enhanced Pb exposure in Kakadu National Park

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dc.contributor.author Twining, JR
dc.contributor.author Markich, SJ
dc.contributor.author Prince, KE
dc.contributor.author Jeffree, R
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T10:57:15Z
dc.date.issued 1993-01
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Science & Technology, 1993, 33 pp. 4396 - 4400
dc.identifier.issn 0013-936X
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15414
dc.description.abstract Pb exposure in wild crocodiles, as recorded in their dermal bones (osteoderms). Riverine habitats of the estuarine crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, in Kakadu National Park, northern Australia, have been exposed to anthropogenic Pb since the mid-1950s, due mainly to replacement of traditional spear by guns using lead ammunition for the hunting of wildlife by the Aboriginal owners. Resident crocodiles ingest waterfowl, flying foxes, and pigs killed or crippled by Pb ammunition, also commonly found in crocodile stomachs. Among 40 wild crocodiles sampled, the osteoderms from five residents of two intensively hunted habitats each had enhanced Pb (19-44 íg/g dry weight), relative to all others.
dc.format Esha Dutt
dc.publisher American Chemical Society
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1021/es9904787
dc.title Osteoderms of estuarine crocodiles record their enhanced Pb exposure in Kakadu National Park
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Environmental Science & Technology
dc.journal.volume 33
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Washington DC, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 4396 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 4400 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0907 Environmental Engineering
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dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Environmental Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
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utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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