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- Bauer Kendra L.; Goertz Caroline E. C.; Belovarac Jane A.; Walton Robert W.; Dunn J. Lawrence; Tuomi Pamela
- Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine 2016 v.47 no.3 pp. 770-780
- Delphinapterus leucas; burden of disease; philopatry; Brucella; Canine morbillivirus; Leptospira interrogans; serology; flora; toxicology; screening; pathogens; dolphins; monitoring; Neospora caninum; Phoca vitulina; Toxoplasma gondii; seals; Phocine morbillivirus; avian influenza; habitats; Sarcocystis neurona; bacteria; Alaska
- ... Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi) and belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) eat many of the same prey species, occupy the same geographic area, and demonstrate site fidelity in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Although most direct research involving the critically endangered belugas is currently prohibited, studying harbor seals may provide important information about this beluga population. In recent ...
- Sally Woodman; Amanda J. Gibson; Ana Rubio García; Guillermo Sanchez Contreras; John W. Rossen; Dirk Werling; Victoria Offord
- Veterinary immunology and immunopathology 2016 v.169 pp. 10-14
- Mirounga; endangered species; methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; marine mammals; population dynamics; Brucella; risk; Toll-like receptor 6; methicillin; bacterial infections; pathogens; Phoca vitulina; disease outbreaks; mortality; antibiotic resistance; innate immunity; Influenza A virus; environmental health; Phocine morbillivirus; vaccine adjuvants; Toll-like receptor 1
- ... Pinnipeds are a diverse clade of semi-aquatic mammals, which act as key indicators of ecosystem health. Their transition from land to marine environments provides a complex microbial milieu, making them vulnerable to both aquatic and terrestrial pathogens, thereby contributing to pinniped population decline. Indeed, viral pathogens such as influenza A virus and phocine distemper virus (PDV) have b ...