Helminths of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) from the Mackenzie River Delta, Northwest Territories

  title={Helminths of the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) from the Mackenzie River Delta, Northwest Territories},
  author={K W Wazura and John T. Strong and C. L. Glenn and Albert O. Bush},
  booktitle={Journal of Wildlife Diseases},
There are scattered reports on the helminth fauna of the beluga whale from Arctic waters of North America. Lyster (1940, Can. J. Res. 18D: 395-409) reported Anisakis simplex, Anisakis sp. and Corynosomu strumosum from beluga collected in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Brandly and Rausch (1950, Arctic 3: 105-107) reported the presence of the nematode Trichinella sp. from beluga collected in Alaskan waters. Doan and Douglas (1953, Bull. Fish. Res. Board Can. 98: 1-27) reported Anisakis simplex and… 

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