Tattoo disease of odontocetes as a potential indicator of a degrading or stressful environment: A preliminary report

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Raga, Juan Antonio; Gaspar, Raquel; Di Beneditto, Ana Paula; Ramos, Renata; Siebert, Ursula
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2003)

We examined the presence of tattoo lesions in 613 small cetaceans belonging to nine species and originating from the Southeast Pacific Ocean, the Southwest and Northeast Atlantic Ocean as well…

A preliminary analysis of recent captures of small cetaceans in Peru and Chile

Van Waerebeek, Koen; Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Sanino, Gian Paolo; Montes, David; Ontón, Karina
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (1999)

Limited monitoring of 30 fishing ports on the central and northern Peruvian coast, from 03º29’S to 14º10’S, in the period 1995-99, yielded evidence of small cetacean exploitation in 25 ports…

Microparasites and their potential impact on the population dynamics of small cetaceans from South America: A brief review

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Raga, Juan Antonio; Barrett, Thomas; Siciliano, Salvatore; Di Beneditto, Ana Paula; Crespo, Enrique; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2007)

We briefly review the pathology, epidemiology and molecular biology of cetacean viruses (including morbilli, papilloma and pox) and Brucella spp. encountered in South America. Antibodies against cetacean morbillivirus were detected…

Evidence of Poxvirus in dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) and Burmeister’s porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis) from coastal Peru

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Reyes, Julio C.; Dekegel, Daniel; Pastoret, Paul-Pierre
Journal of Wildlife Diseases (1993)

In 1990, 74 dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) and 10 Burmeister's porpoises (Phocoena spinipinnis) were examined for the presence of hyperpigmented marks and pinhole lesions on the skin (tattoo lesions) at…

Small cetacean captures in Peruvian artisanal fisheries: High despite protective legislation

Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Cáceres, Celia; Bearhop, Stuart; Witt, Matthew J.; Godley, Brendan J.
Biological Conservation (2010)

We detail the first direct, at sea monitoring of small cetacean interactions with Peruvian artisanal drift gillnet and longline fisheries. A total of 253 small cetaceans were captured during 66…