Hepatocyte vacuolation and autolytic changes in the liver of pilot whales, Globicephala melas, stranded on Cape Cod, MA, USA.


Most cetacea available for internal sampling in recent times have died through mass or single stranding events. It is important to know how the time elapsed between death and sampling affect quality of tissues. This study evaluated histological quality in the liver of long-finned pilot whales that either died or were euthanased after mass stranding events… (More)