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Pathology and Parasitology

As part of our on-going studies of the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle and our quest to understand the events that surround the cold-stun phenomenon that results with the stranding and death of tens to hundreds of turtles each year on Cape Cod,  we are pleased to announce the publication of paper that describes the pathology and parasitology of these animals in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries, the New England Aquarium, and the University of Connecticut.

PATHOLOGIC AND PARASITOLOGIC FINDINGS OF COLD-STUNNED
KEMP’S RIDLEY SEA TURTLES (LEPIDOCHELYS KEMPII) STRANDED
ON CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS, 2001–2006
Charles Innis,1,7 Akinyi C. Nyaoke,1,2 C. Rogers Williams III,3,4 Bridget Dunnigan,3,5
Constance Merigo,1 Denise L. Woodward,2 E. Scott Weber,1,6 and Salvatore Frasca, Jr.2

Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 45(3), 2009, pp. 594–610
# Wildlife Disease Association 2009

Tentacularia coryphaenae

One Comment

  1. I used to find Tentacularia coryphaena as found in the Atlantic Sailfish in Florida. But that was back in the 1972 thru 1978. There were other parasites that use the Sailfish as host and intermediate host.

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