Droplaug Ólafsdóttir

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A study of 37 by-caught harbour porpoises from Icelandic and Norwegian waters showed that most were in good or moderate nutritional condition and none was severely emaciated. Mild infection with lungworms (Halocercus invaginatus, Pseudalius inflexus, Torynurus convolutus) was found in 84% of the Icelandic and 91% of the Norwegian animals, usually associated(More)
Penicillin tolerance was elicited in 18 of 46 strains of viridans streptococci isolated from the mouths of 19 of 20 healthy subjects and in 31 of 54 consecutive blood-culture isolates of streptococci. Enterococci and Streptococcus sanguis were the organisms most frequently tolerant but the property was also common among isolates of S. mutans, S. mitior and(More)
Whilst there is a body of scientific literature relating to the epibiotic macrofauna on large whales, there is little information on the cetaceans in Icelandic waters. Common minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, are a common sighting between the months of April to November, however, the migration and distribution of the population in(More)
The paper presents results of genetic analyses of two fin whale datasets. The first dataset is on the microsatellite genetic variation in 1022 fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) sampled at five North Atlantic areas; i.e. off West Iceland, Norway, Spain, West Greenland and off eastern Canadian coast, a total of: 900, 54, 39, 16 and 13 samples, respectively.(More)
Background: Whilst there is a body of scientific literature relating to the epibiotic macrofauna on large whales, there is little information on the cetaceans in Icelandic waters. Common minke whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata Lacépède, 1804, are a common sighting between the months of April to November, however, the migration and distribution of the(More)
Citation: Olafsdottir D, MacKenzie BR, Chosson-P V and Ingimundardottir T (2016) Dietary Evidence of Mesopelagic and Pelagic Foraging by Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus L.) during Autumn Migrations to the Iceland Basin. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:108. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00108 Dietary Evidence of Mesopelagic and Pelagic Foraging by Atlantic Bluefin Tuna(More)
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