Diseases and causes of mortality among sea turtles stranded in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2001).

  title={Diseases and causes of mortality among sea turtles stranded in the Canary Islands, Spain (1998-2001).},
  author={Jorge Or{\'o}s and Anna Torrent and Pascual Calabuig and Soraya D{\'e}niz},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  volume={63 1},
This paper lists the pathological findings and causes of mortality of 93 sea turtles (88 Caretta caretta, 3 Chelonia mydas, and 2 Dermochelys coriacea) stranded on the coasts of the Canary Islands between January 1998 and December 2001. Of these, 25 (26.88%) had died of spontaneous diseases including different types of pneumonia, hepatitis, meningitis, septicemic processes and neoplasm. However, 65 turtles (69.89%) had died from lesions associated with human activities such as boat-strike… CONTINUE READING


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