Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-cf9d5c678-cnwzk Total loading time: 0.395 Render date: 2021-07-26T21:24:56.465Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": true, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true, "newEcommerce": true, "newUsageEvents": true }

Persistent organic pollutants in bird, fish and invertebrate samples from King George Island, Antarctica

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 January 2013

Caio V.Z. Cipro
Affiliation:
Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto Oceanográfico, Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, 05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brasil Littoral Environnement et Sociétés (LIENSs), UMR 7266, CNRS-Université de La Rochelle, 2 rue Olympe de Gouges, 17042 La Rochelle Cedex 01, France
Fernanda I. Colabuono
Affiliation:
Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto Oceanográfico, Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, 05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brasil
Satie Taniguchi
Affiliation:
Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto Oceanográfico, Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, 05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brasil
Rosalinda Carmela Montone
Affiliation:
Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto Oceanográfico, Praça do Oceanográfico, 191, 05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brasil
Corresponding
E-mail address:

Abstract

Despite small direct anthropic/anthropogenic influence, Antarctica cannot be considered out of the reach of pollutants. The present study evaluated the distribution and transfer of the following organic pollutants: PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), organochlorine pesticides and PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) in invertebrates, fish, bird eggs and liver samples from Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands. The prevailing compounds were (in ng g-1 wet weight for species averages): PCBs up to 1821 for birds, 6.82 for fish and 41.3 for invertebrates, HCB (hexachlorobenzene) up to 69.8 for birds, 0.66 for fish and 0.56 for invertebrates and DDTs (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) up to 524 for birds, 3.04 for fish and 0.74 for invertebrates. PBDEs (detected only in bird eggs and liver, up to 39.1 and 7.95, respectively) occurred in levels one or two orders of magnitude lower than organochlorines, probably due to the lower and more recent usage of PBDEs. The qualitative profiles of PCBs agree with trophic level and diet data. PBDEs showed small difference in composition when compared to the technical product available in the Americas, especially in endemic species, which could indicate that fractionation does not have a major role for this contaminant group. Trophic level, but also and more importantly, diet, range, ecological niche and “growth dilution” effect explain the variation of pollutants concentrations found in this study.

Type
Biological Sciences
Copyright
Copyright © Antarctic Science Ltd 2013 

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

References

Aguirre, C.A. 1995. Distribution and abundance of birds at Potter Peninsula, 25 de Mayo (King George) Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Marine Ornithology, 23, 2331.Google Scholar
Aronson, R.B., Thatje, S., McClintock, J.B.Hughes, K.A. 2011. Anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems in Antarctica. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1223, 82107.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Bargagli, R. 2008. Environmental contamination in Antarctic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment, 400, 212226.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Barron, M.G., Galbraith, H.Beltman, D. 1995. Comparative reproductive and developmental toxicology of PCBs in birds. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Pharmacology, Toxicology & Endocrinology, 112, 114.Google Scholar
Bustnes, J.O., Tveraa, T., Varpe, Ø., Henden, J.A.Skaare, J.U. 2007. Reproductive performance and organochlorine pollutants in an Antarctic marine top predator: the south polar skua. Environment International, 33, 911918.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Cipro, C.V.Z., Taniguchi, S.Montone, R.C. 2010. Occurrence of organochlorine compounds in Euphausia superba and unhatched eggs of Pygoscelis genus penguins from Admiralty Bay (King George Island, Antarctica) and estimation of biomagnification factors. Chemosphere, 78, 767771.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Coria, N., Soave, G.Montalti, D. 1997. Diet of cape petrel Daption capense during the post-hatching period at Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 18, 236239.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Corsolini, S., Borghesi, N., Schiamone, A.Focardi, S. 2007. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins, -furans, and -biphenyls in three species of Antarctic penguins. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 14, 421429.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Croxall, J.P.Lishman, G.S. 1987. The food and feeding ecology of penguins. In Croxall, J.P., ed. Seabirds: feeding ecology and role in marine ecosystems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 101133.Google Scholar
Culik, B. 1994. Energetic costs of raising pygoscelid penguin chicks. Polar Biology, 14, 205210.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Favero, M., Silva, P.Ferreyra, G. 1997. Trophic relationships between the kelp gull and the Antarctic limpet at King George Island (South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) during the breeding season. Polar Biology, 17, 431436.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Fuoco, R.Ceccarini, A. 2001. Polychlorobiphenyls in Antarctic matrices. In Caroli, S., Cescon, P. &Walton, D.W.H., eds. Environmental contamination in Antarctica: a challenge for analytical chemistry. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 237274.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Gouin, T., MacKay, D., Jones, K.C., Harner, T.Meijer, S.N. 2004. Evidence for the “grasshopper” effect and fractionation during long-range atmospheric transport of organic contaminants. Environmental Pollution, 128, 139148.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Loganathan, B.G.Kannan, K. 1991. Time perspectives of organochlorine contamination in the global environment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 22, 582584.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Loganathan, B.G., Tanabe, S., Tanaka, H., Miyazaki, N., Amano, M.Tatsukawa, R. 1990. Comparison of persistent organochlorine residues in striped dolphin Stenella coeruleoalba from western North Pacific in 1978–1986. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 21, 435439.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
MacLeod, W.D., Brown, D.W., Friedman, A.J., Burrows, D.G., Maynes, O., Pearce, R.W., Wigren, C.A.Bogar, R.G. 1986. Standard analytical procedures of the NOAA National Analytical Facility, 1985–1986. Extractable toxic organic components, 2nd ed. NOAA Technical Memorandum, NMFS F/NWC 92. Rockville, MD: NOAA, 121 pp.Google Scholar
McKechnie, A.E.Wolf, B.O. 2004. The allometry of avian basal metabolic rate: good predictions need good data. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 77, 502521.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Mund, M.J.Miller, G.D. 1995. Diet of the south polar skua Catharacta maccormicki at Cape Bird, Ross Island, Antarctica. Polar Biology, 15, 453455.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Naert, C., van Peteghem, C., Kupper, J., Jenni, L.Naegeli, H. 2007. Distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in birds of prey from Switzerland. Chemosphere, 68, 977987.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Picken, G.B. 1980. The distribution, growth and reproduction of the Antarctic limpet Nacella (Patinigera) concinna. (Strebel, 1908). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 42, 7185.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Pörtner, H. 2001. Climate change and temperature-dependent biogeography: oxygen limitation of thermal tolerance in animals. Naturwissenschaften, 88, 137146.Google ScholarPubMed
Roosens, L., van Den Brink, N., Riddle, M., Blust, R., Neels, H.Covaci, A. 2007. Penguin colonies as secondary sources of contamination with persistent organic pollutants. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 9, 822825.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Tanabe, S., Subramanian, A.N., Hidaka, H.Tatsukawa, R. 1986. Transfer rates and pattern of PCB isomers and congeners and pp’-DDE from mother to egg in Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae). Chemosphere, 15, 343351.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Taniguchi, S., Montone, R.C., Bícego, M.C., Colabuono, F.I., Weber, R.R.Sericano, J.L. 2009. Chlorinated pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the fat tissue of seabirds from King George Island, Antarctica. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 58, 129133.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Voorspoels, S., Covaci, A., Lepom, P., Jaspers, V.L.B.Schepens, P. 2006. Levels and distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in various tissues of birds of prey. Environmental Pollution, 144, 218227.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Wade, T.L.Cantillo, A.Y. 1994. Use of standards and reference materials in the measurement of chlorinated hydrocarbon residues. NOAA Technical Memorandum, NOS ORCA 77. Silver Spring, MD: NOAA, 68 pp.Google Scholar
Wan, Y., Hu, J.Y., Zhang, K.An, L.H. 2008. Trophodynamics of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in the marine food web of Bohai Bay, North China. Environmental Science & Technology, 42, 10781083.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Watanabe, K., Senthilkumar, K., Masunaga, S., Takasuga, T., Iseki, N.Morita, M. 2004. Brominated organic contaminants in the liver and egg of the common cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) from Japan. Environmental Science & Technology, 38, 40714077.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Yogui, G.T.Sericano, J.L. 2009. Levels and pattern of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in eggs of Antarctic seabirds: endemic versus migratory species. Environmental Pollution, 157, 975980.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
27
Cited by

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Persistent organic pollutants in bird, fish and invertebrate samples from King George Island, Antarctica
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

Persistent organic pollutants in bird, fish and invertebrate samples from King George Island, Antarctica
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

Persistent organic pollutants in bird, fish and invertebrate samples from King George Island, Antarctica
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response

Please enter your response.

Your details

Please enter a valid email address.

Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *