As part of our grant to study the parasites of marine mammals, we are committed to educating the stranding network about the identity and significance of common marine mammal parasites. Dictionary.com defines a parasite this way.
1. an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from which body it obtains nutrients.
Not too shabby, and to make this interesting I will be presenting one common marine mammal parasite each month in the form of a quiz. So watch this blog for the Marine Mammal Parasite of the Month. Don’t forget to post your answers, comments, and questions. Have fun, and enjoy the wonderful world of marine mammal parasites !