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Patient Update: April 3, 2020

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

  SEALS A lot has been going on at NMLC lately, especially with the large number of seal patients that we’ve had! In the month of...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month Answer- February 2020

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These parasites are Halarachne halichoeri also known as nasal mites. They are found inside the nares (or nostrils) of seals. They impact...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- February 2020

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These Arthropods are a species of mite commonly found in phocids, like the seals here at NMLC. The mites are only about 3 mm long....

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Patient Update: February 23, 2020

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Animals, Featured | 1 comment

Welcome to the National Marine Life Center’s first patient update of the decade! We’ve had a pretty busy season here...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer August 2019

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is my friend Acanthocheilonema spirocauda, a filarial parasite. It is commonly found in harbor seals but can also be found in hooded...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- August 2019

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

The second worm of this 2019 parasite blog series is another one of my favorites, one that I have researched a fair amount. This is a...

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Patient Update: August 18th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Weanling season is here! Weanling seals no longer need their mom and are venturing out on their own! Remember, it is illegal to be within...

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Patient Update: August 12th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 2 comments

  TURTLE RELEASE!!  Our last three Kemp’s Ridleys from the sea turtle class of 2018 have been released! Scuttle,...

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Patient Update: August 4th, 2019

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019 in Animals, Featured | 0 comments

Seals Pup season is well under way! Remember, it is illegal to be within 150 ft of any marine mammal in accordance with the Marine...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer July 2019

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is Otostrongylus circumlitis, one of my favorite lungworms. Their primary host is the harbor seal, but infections have also...

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