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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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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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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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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month- July 2019

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

This parasite is not necessarily tricky; it is in fact very common. Not only does this parasite infect seals on the east coast but it is...

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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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