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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer April 2020

Posted by on May 3, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is Cryptocotyle lingua. It is a trematode that develops to maturity in seals and other fish eating mammals. It is found in...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- April 2020

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is a parasite we often see the presence of in seals through ova that is shed in the feces. It is oblong in shape and has two suckers,...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer January 2020

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These are Acanthocephalans or thorny headed worms. They use their proboscis (shown below) to burrow into the intestine. The hooks on the...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- January 2020

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is another parasite commonly found in the seals at NMLC. They can be found in the intestine of most species of seals, sea lions and...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- Answer November 2019

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This is Diplogonoporus tetrapterus, a tapeworm most commonly found in the intestines of seals. This worm is characterized by its scolex,...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- November 2019

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

This parasite is a worm commonly seen in the seals that come into NMLC for rehabilitation. It is typically 4-6.5 mm wide and can be...

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