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Parasitologist Dr. Murray Dailey visits center

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Under the Microscope | 0 comments

World renound parasitologist, marine mammal parasitology expert, and author Dr. Murray Dailey visited the NMLC for a full week of meetings...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Answer Oct 2012

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

These are seal lice, or Echinophthrius horridus. They are lice, sucking lice, or Anoplurans to be more precise. Lice are insects within the...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Oct. 2012

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 1 comment

Here is an easy one.  These parasites were found attached to the fur of a seal.   What are they (scientific name and general taxon...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month-Answer March 2012

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Featured, Under the Microscope | 0 comments

Answers: These are “Phillobothrium delphini” What is interesting concerning these parasites is that cestodes, like most...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – March 2012

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 4 comments

This month’s Parasite of the Month represents a finding so common during cetacean necropsies that its effect and significance can be...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Answer February 2012

Posted by on Mar 15, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 0 comments

The parasite is Nasitrema attenuata.

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Case February 2012

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 2 comments

Our second case is another marine mammal classic.  I was surprised when I first started looking at these parasites how much I had heard...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Answer January 2012

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 2 comments

Answer month 1: Anisakis species These are roundworms or nematodes.  The first clue was obscured in the original post (didn’t think...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Case January 2012

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 11 comments

Around 100 of these specimens were found in the blow hole and stomach of a Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia breviceps) that stranded on Cape Cod,...

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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Under the Microscope | 2 comments

As part of our grant to study the parasites of marine mammals, we are committed to educating the stranding network about the identity and...

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