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gender differences in attitudes about fish safety in a coastal population.behavioral approaches to reducing the adverse health effects of consuming fish with high contaminant levels benefit from understanding attitudes and perceptions about the relative safety of fish. gender differences in attitudes about fish safety were investigated by interviewing 197 men and 94 women who attended a duck decoy show at tuckerton, nj. there were significant gender differences in perceptions of the safety of fish, ducks, and deer, with women generally believing that it was less safe ...19989482350
this group's motto: don't duck capitation. embrace it. 199710168790
influenza in migratory birds and evidence of limited intercontinental virus exchange.migratory waterfowl of the world are the natural reservoirs of influenza viruses of all known subtypes. however, it is unknown whether these waterfowl perpetuate highly pathogenic (hp) h5 and h7 avian influenza viruses. here we report influenza virus surveillance from 2001 to 2006 in wild ducks in alberta, canada, and in shorebirds and gulls at delaware bay (new jersey), united states, and examine the frequency of exchange of influenza viruses between the eurasian and american virus clades, or s ...200717997603
lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, and arsenic levels in eggs, feathers, and tissues of canada geese of the new jersey meadowlands.the new jersey meadowlands are located within the heavily urbanized new york/new jersey harbor estuary and have been subject to contamination due to effluent and runoff from industry, traffic, and homes along the hackensack river and nearby waterways. these extensive wetlands, though heavily impacted by development and pollution, support a wide array of bird and other wildlife species. persistent contaminants may pose threats to birds in these habitats, affecting reproduction, egg hatchability, ...201121679937
a generalizable energetics-based model of avian migration to facilitate continental-scale waterbird conservation.conserving migratory birds is made especially difficult because of movement among spatially disparate locations across the annual cycle. in light of challenges presented by the scale and ecology of migratory birds, successful conservation requires integrating objectives, management, and monitoring across scales, from local management units to ecoregional and flyway administrative boundaries. we present an integrated approach using a spatially explicit energetic-based mechanistic bird migration m ...201627509754
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