Skin diseases in cetaceans

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Flach, Leonardo; Reyes, Julio César; de Oliveira Santos, Marcos César; Siciliano, Salvatore; Echegaray, Monica; Viddi, Francisco; Felix, Fernando; Crespo, Enrique; Sanino, Gian Paolo; Avila, Isabel Cristina; Fraijia, Natalia; Castro, Cristina
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2008)

Micro-organisms that are known or suspected to cause skin diseases in cetaceans are briefly reviewed. Viruses belonging to four families i.e. Caliciviridae, Herpesviridae, Papillomaviridae and Poxviridae were detected by electron…


On three odontocete skulls from Heard Island

Guiler, E. R.; Burton, H. R.; Gales, N. J.
Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute (1987)

Two crania and a rostrum were recovered from Heard Island by the 1985 Australian National Antarctic Expedition to that island. The specimens were assigned to three species, two of which,…


Comparative anatomy of the bony labyrinth of extant and extinct porpoises (Cetacea: Phocoenidae)

Racicot, Rachel A.; Gearty, William; Kohno, Naoki; Flynn, John J.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2016)

The inner ear anatomy of cetaceans, now more readily accessible by means of nondestructive high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scanning, provides a window into their acoustic abilities and ecological preferences.…