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Index Biomagnification

Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain. [1]

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Adipose tissue

In biology, adipose tissue, body fat, or simply fat is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.

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Aquatic ecosystem

An aquatic ecosystem is an ecosystem in a body of water.

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Arsenic is a chemical element with symbol As and atomic number 33.

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Bald eagle

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from Greek ἅλς, hals "sea", αἰετός aietos "eagle", λευκός, leukos "white", κεφαλή, kephalē "head") is a bird of prey found in North America.

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Bioaccumulation is the accumulation of substances, such as pesticides, or other chemicals in an organism.

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Bioconcentration is the accumulation of a chemical in or on an organism when the source of chemical is solely water.

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Biodilution, sometimes referred to as bloom dilution, is the decrease in concentration of an element or pollutant with an increase in trophic level.

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Bioenergetics is a field in biochemistry and cell biology that concerns energy flow through living systems.

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Chemical substance

A chemical substance, also known as a pure substance, is a form of matter that consists of molecules of the same composition and structure.

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Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, commonly known as DDT, is a colorless, tasteless, and almost odorless crystalline chemical compound, an organochlorine, originally developed as an insecticide, and ultimately becoming infamous for its environmental impacts.

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Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) is a chemical compound formed by the loss of hydrogen chloride (dehydrohalogenation) from DDT, of which it is one of the more common breakdown products.

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Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae.

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Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts.

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Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations.

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Food chain

A food chain is a linear network of links in a food web starting from producer organisms (such as grass or trees which use radiation from the Sun to make their food) and ending at apex predator species (like grizzly bears or killer whales), detritivores (like earthworms or woodlice), or decomposer species (such as fungi or bacteria).

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Heavy metals

Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.

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Hexachlorobenzene, or perchlorobenzene, is an organochloride with the molecular formula C6Cl6.

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In biology and biochemistry, a lipid is a biomolecule that is soluble in nonpolar solvents.

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Lipophilicity (from Greek λίπος "fat" and φίλος "friendly"), refers to the ability of a chemical compound to dissolve in fats, oils, lipids, and non-polar solvents such as hexane or toluene.

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Mercury (element)

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

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Mercury in fish

Fish and shellfish concentrate mercury in their bodies, often in the form of methylmercury, a highly toxic organic compound of mercury.

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Methylmercury (sometimes methyl mercury) is an organometallic cation with the formula.

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Nekton or necton refers to the aggregate of actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water.

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The osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus) — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range.

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Peregrine falcon

The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known as the peregrine, and historically as the duck hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey (raptor) in the family Falconidae.

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Persistent organic pollutant

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.

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Polychlorinated biphenyl

A polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is an organic chlorine compound with the formula C12H10−xClx.

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Seawater, or salt water, is water from a sea or ocean.

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Sharks are a group of elasmobranch fish characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and pectoral fins that are not fused to the head.

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Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill.

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Tissue (biology)

In biology, tissue is a cellular organizational level between cells and a complete organ.

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Toxaphene was an insecticide used primarily for cotton in the southern United States during the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Trophic level

The trophic level of an organism is the position it occupies in a food chain.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection.

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Urine is a liquid by-product of metabolism in humans and in many animals.

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Zooplankton are heterotrophic (sometimes detritivorous) plankton.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomagnification

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