Eosinophilia and biotoxin exposure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from a coastal area impacted by repeated mortality events.

@article{Schwacke2010EosinophiliaAB,
  title={Eosinophilia and biotoxin exposure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from a coastal area impacted by repeated mortality events.},
  author={Lori H. Schwacke and Michael J. Twiner and Sylvain De Guise and Brian C. Balmer and Randall S Wells and Forrest I. Townsend and David C Rotstein and Ren{\'e} A. Varela and Larry J. Hansen and Eric S. Zolman and Trevor R Spradlin and Milton Levin and Heather Leibrecht and Zhi-Hong Wang and Teresa K. Rowles},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={548-55}
}
Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting coastal waters in the northern Gulf of Mexico have been impacted by recurrent unusual mortality events over the past few decades. Several of these mortality events along the Florida panhandle have been tentatively attributed to poisoning from brevetoxin produced by the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. While dolphins in other regions of the Florida coast are often exposed to K. brevis blooms, large-scale dolphin mortality events are relatively… CONTINUE READING