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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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The 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Under the Microscope | 1 comment

Last week I had the opportunity to attend (for my first time) the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals organized by...

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Parasites are for lovers

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Under the Microscope | 0 comments

Our friends at the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program brought some parasites from cases of stranded sea turtles, dolphins,...

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Having that lump checked

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Under the Microscope | 1 comment

Patty, our diamondback terrapin who lost her top shell due to being exposed to freezing conditions on Cape Cod almost one year ago, had a...

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Where in the world: Dr. Rogers Travels: Provincetown Town, Cape Cod

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Under the Microscope | 2 comments

Dr. Williams traveled to the tip of Cape Cod to the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies last week to talk on One Health, the role of...

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Where in the World: Shepherdstown, WV

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in Under the Microscope | 0 comments

Dr. Williams traveled to the National Marine Animal Stranding Conference in West Virgina along with Kathy, Brian, and over 200 national and...

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