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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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National Marine Life Center Paper Published in Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Animals, Featured, Under the Microscope | 2 comments

The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is pleased to announce the publication of a peer reviewed scientific paper, written by Dr. Charles...

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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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