Skin diseases in Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) from the Paranaguá estuary, Brazil: a possible indicator of a compromised marine environment.

@article{Bressem2009SkinDI,
  title={Skin diseases in Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) from the Paranagu{\'a} estuary, Brazil: a possible indicator of a compromised marine environment.},
  author={Marie-Françoise Van Bressem and Marcos C{\'e}sar de Oliveira Santos and J{\'u}lia Emi de Faria Oshima},
  journal={Marine environmental research},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={63-8}
}
We report on the presence of lobomycosis-like disease (LLD) and nodular skin disease (NSD) in a community of Guiana dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) inhabiting the biologically and chemically contaminated Paranaguá estuary (Brazil) and on their absence in the community living in the cleaner Cananéia estuary. Prevalence rates of LLD and NSD were 3.9% and 12.6%, respectively, in 103 photo-identified (PI) dolphins from the Paranaguá estuary in the period 2006-2007. Adults and calves were affected… CONTINUE READING