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Analysis of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Herring Gull Eggs in the Great Lakes

The East Lansing Field Office (ELFO) Environmental Contaminants (EC) Program will work with partners to analyze a representative sub-sample or aliquot of archived herring gull egg composites from selected colonies sampled in the U.S. since the inception of herring gull egg collection in the U.S. The list of analytes will be coordinated with Canadian Wildlife Services and Environment Canada based on their latest findings in the eggs they have most recently analyzed. The proposed sites from which composited eggs will be analyzed include those from colonies in Lake Superior (Net Island, Huron Island, Tahquamenon), Lake Huron (5 mile Island, West Twin Pipe), Lake Michigan (Bellows Island, Green Island), Lake Huron (Scarecrow Island, Confined Disposal Facility , Little Charity Island), and Lake Erie (Detroit Edison). 

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