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Marine debris ingestion in loggerhead sea turtles, Caretta caretta, from the Western Mediterranean.
Marine debris represents an important threat for sea turtles, but information on this topic is scarce in some areas, such as the Mediterranean sea. This paper quantifies marine debris ingestion in 54Expand
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Emerging infectious diseases in cetaceans worldwide and the possible role of environmental stressors.
We reviewed prominent emerging infectious diseases of cetaceans, examined their potential to impact populations, re-assessed zoonotic risk and evaluated the role of environmental stressors. CetaceanExpand
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Biometric variability of Hadwenius tursionis (Marchi, 1873) (Digenea, Campulidae) from the intestine of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)
The species discrimination in the family Campulidae is largely based on morphometric characters (absolute measurements and ratios). To assess the variability of this characters we have studied theExpand
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A review of virus infections of cataceans and the potential impact of morbilliviruses, poxviruses and papillomaviruses on host population dynamics.
Viruses belonging to 9 families have been detected in cetaceans. We critically review the clinical features, pathology and epidemiology of the diseases they cause. Cetacean morbillivirus (familyExpand
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Diet of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in the western Mediterranean Sea
The stomach contents of 16 bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea: Odontoceti) stranded in the Spanish Mediterranean coast were examined. Remains and size of prey were analysed andExpand
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Feeding ecology of the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in the western Mediterranean
We studied the feeding ecology of juvenile loggerhead turtles Caretta caretta in the western Mediterranean based on the contents of the digestive tract of 54 turtles (range of CCL: 34–69 cm) seizedExpand
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Insight into the role of cetaceans in the life cycle of the tetraphyllideans (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
Four types of tetraphyllidean larvae infect cetaceans worldwide: two plerocercoids differing in size, 'small' (SP) and 'large' (LP), and two merocercoids referred to as Phyllobothrium delphini andExpand
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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 toExpand
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An insight into the epidemiology of dolphin morbillivirus worldwide.
Serum samples from 288 cetaceans representing 25 species and originating from 11 different countries were collected between 1995 and 1999 and examined for the presence of dolphin morbillivirusExpand
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Abundance of small cetaceans in waters of the central Spanish Mediterranean
Seasonal aerial surveys were conducted in the waters of the central Spanish Mediterranean from 2001 to 2003 using the line transect sampling methodology to estimate cetacean abundance. The density ofExpand
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