Isolation of culturable microorganisms from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeastern United States.

@article{Morris2011IsolationOC,
  title={Isolation of culturable microorganisms from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeastern United States.},
  author={Pamela J. Morris and Wesley R. Johnson and John Pisani and Gregory D. Bossart and Jeff Adams and John S. Reif and Patricia A Fair},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={148 2-4},
  pages={440-7}
}
Reports of diseases in marine mammals are increasing worldwide, however our understanding of the microorganisms associated with marine mammals is still limited. In this study, we cultured bacteria and fungi isolated from the upper respiratory tract (blowhole), gastric fluid and anus of 180 wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from two estuarine… CONTINUE READING