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Assessment of Population, Reproductive, and Health Impairments in Colonial Waterbirds Breeding in Michigan`s Areas of Concern

Continued monitoring of fish-eating birds is important for assessing the potential effects of contaminants of emerging concern found in Great Lakes wildlife water, and (or) sediments. This project will evaluate associations between persistent organic pollutants and reproductive, developmental, and population-level problems in fish eating birds such as gulls, terns, herons and cormorants. The impacts of these chemicals on fish-eating birds were important considerations in the listing of beneficial use impairments for wildlife populations and reproduction/deformities at many Great Lakes AOCs. 

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