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Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month – Oct. 2012

Here is an easy one.  These parasites were found attached to the fur of a seal.

 

What are they (scientific name and general taxon please) ?
Name three risks associated with infection.

One Comment

  1. I believe these parasites to be lice… anaplura, or maybe mallophaga. I would would imagine they cause itching, infection of the skin, motley looking patches of fur, or/and anemia, if they are the blood sucking kind of lice.

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