Comparison of the 1988 and 2002 phocine distemper epizootics in British harbour seal Phoca vitulina populations.

  title={Comparison of the 1988 and 2002 phocine distemper epizootics in British harbour seal Phoca vitulina populations.},
  author={Mike Lonergan and Ailsa J. Hall and Hal Thompson and Paul M. Thompson and Paddy P. Pomeroy and J. Harwood},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  volume={88 3},
In 1988 and 2002 dramatic and well-documented phocine distemper epizootics occurred in Europe. While their progression and impact were remarkably similar and consistent over much of Europe, mortality in the UK varied greatly between and within the 2 epizootics. We use antibody levels in blood samples to show that 51% (Bayesian 95% CI: 41 to 61%) of the individuals alive in 5 UK harbour seal populations at the end of the 1988 epizootic had been exposed to the virus, and that the equivalent… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, results, connections, and topics extracted from this paper.
5 Extracted Citations
25 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 references

Population dynamics of harbour seals ( Phoca vitulina ) in England : monitoring population growth and catastrophic declines

  • PM Thompson, BL Mackey, TR Barton, C Duck
  • J Appl Ecol
  • 2005
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Using sparse survey data to investigate the declining abundance of British harbour seals

  • PP Pomeroy, JA Hammond, +4 authors H Thompson
  • J Zool
  • 2007

Phocine distemper virus in the North and European Seas — data and models , nature and nurture

  • AJ Hall, PD Jepson, SJ Goodman, T Härkönen
  • Biol Conserv
  • 2006
2 Excerpts

Morbillivirus neutralising antibodies in Scottish grey seals Halichoerus grypus : assessing the effects of the 1988 and 2002 PDV epizootics

  • PM Thompson, D Miller
  • Mar Ecol Prog Ser
  • 2005

The potential effects of repeated outbreaks of phocine distemper among harbour seals : a response to Harding et al

  • M Lonergan, CD Duck, D Thompson, BL Mackey, IL Boyd
  • Ecol Lett
  • 2003

The 2002 European seal plague : epidemiology and population consequences

  • KC Harding, T Härkönen, H Caswell
  • Ecol Lett
  • 2002
2 Excerpts

Local declines in the abundance of harbour seals : implications for the designation and monitoring of protected areas

  • AJ Hall
  • J Appl Ecol
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…