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Emerging infectious diseases in cetaceans worldwide and the possible role of environmental stressors.
Environmental factors seem to play a role in the emergence and pathogenicity of morbillivirus epidemics, lobomycosis/LLD, toxoplasmosis, poxvirus-associated tattoo skin disease and, in harbour porpoises, infectious diseases of multifactorial aetiology.
A review of virus infections of cataceans and the potential impact of morbilliviruses, poxviruses and papillomaviruses on host population dynamics.
Evidence suggests poxviruses may be lethal in young animals lacking protective immunity, and thus may negatively affect net recruitment, and the potential impact of Paramyxoviridae, Poxviridae and Papovaviridae on the dynamics of several odontocete populations is discussed.
Diet of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the western Mediterranean Sea
The study suggested ontogenic and sexual differences in feeding behaviour based on diet composition and hake size and the potential causative factors, particularly as they relate to dolphin social structure, are discussed.
Feeding ecology of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in the western Mediterranean
Observations support the existence of an intermediate neritic phase in loggerheads' developmental shift from pelagic–oceanic to benthic–neritic foraging habitats, as previously suggested.
Biometric variability of Hadwenius tursionis (Marchi, 1873) (Digenea, Campulidae) from the intestine of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
It is concluded that absolute measurements and ratios should be used with caution in relation to the separation of species of the family Campulidae unless their intrinsic variability can be established beforehand.
Dolphin Morbillivirus Epizootic Resurgence, Mediterranean Sea
In July 2007, >100 striped dolphins, Stenella coeruleoalba, were found dead along the coast of the Spanish Mediterranean. Of 10 dolphins tested, 7 were positive for a virus strain closely related to
An insight into the epidemiology of dolphin morbillivirus worldwide.
Diet of Risso's dolphin ( Grampus griseus ) in the western Mediterranean Sea
The bathymetric distribution of cephalopods shows that Risso’s dolphin preferentially feeds on the middle slope (600 to 800 m depth) in the Mediterranean.