Forensic microbiology reveals that Neisseria animaloris infections in harbour porpoises follow traumatic injuries by grey seals

Foster, Geoffrey; Whatmore, Adrian M.; Dagleish, Mark P.; Malnick, Henry; Gilbert, Maarten J.; Begeman, Lineke; Macgregor, Shaheed K.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Roest, Hendrik Jan; Jepson, Paul; Howie, Fiona; Muchowski, Jakub; Brownlow, Andrew C.; Wagenaar, Jaap A.; Kik, Marja J. L.; Deaville, Rob; ten Doeschate, Mariel T. I.; Barley, Jason; Hunter, Laura; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.
Scientific Reports (2019)

Neisseria animaloris is considered to be a commensal of the canine and feline oral cavities. It is able to cause systemic infections in animals as well as humans, usually after…


Clinical, pathological, and laboratory diagnoses of diseases of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), live stranded on the Dutch and adjacent coasts from 2003 to 2016

van Elk, Cornelis E.; van de Bildt, Marco W. G.; van Run, Peter R. W. A.; Bunskoek, Paulien; Meerbeek, Jolanda; Foster, Geoffrey; Osterhaus, Albert D. M. E.; Kuiken, Thijs
Veterinary Research (2019)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the North Sea live in an environment heavily impacted by humans, the consequences of which are a concern for their health. Autopsies carried out on…


Quantifying parasite presence in relation to biological parameters of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena stranded on the Dutch coast

ten Doeschate, M. T. I.; IJsseldijk, L. L.; Hiemstra, S.; de Jong, E. A.; Strijkstra, A.; Gröne, A.; Begeman, L.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2017)

Harbour porpoises are often found to be infected by endoparasites in several organs including the lungs and stomach as well as the heart, liver and ears. Nevertheless there is still…


Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds

Williams, Rosie; ten Doeschate, Mariel; Curnick, David J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Barber, Jonathan L.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Robert; Perkins, Matthew; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan
Environmental Science & Technology (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic, persistent, and lipophilic chemical compounds that accumulate to high levels in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and other cetaceans. It is important to monitor PCBs in…


Characterization of a novel rhabdovirus isolated from a stranded harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Emelianchik, Alexandra; Rodrigues, Thaís C. S.; Subramaniam, Kuttichantran; Nielsen, Ole; Burek-Huntington, Kathy A.; Rotstein, David; Popov, Vsevolod L.; Stone, David; Waltzek, Thomas B.
Virus Research (2019)

An adult male harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) stranded off the coast of Alaska displaying poor body condition, scattered mild ulcerative dermatitis, and necrotizing balanoposthitis. Necropsy findings included severe verminous panniculitis,…


Choroid plexus cyst in a neonatal Burmeister’s porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)

Díaz-Delgado, J.; Groch, K. R.; Wiegand, M. W.; Secchi, E. R.; Réssio, R.; Natália, F. C. C.; Catão-Dias, J. L.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2017)

Neuroectodermal developmental anomalies are reported rarely in cetaceans and central nervous system cysts are not described. We describe the gross, microscopical, histochemical and immunohistochemical features of a neuraxial myelencephalic cyst…


Causes of mortality of harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada

Fenton, H.; Daoust, P. Y.; Forzán, M. J.; Vanderstichel, R. V.; Ford, J. K. B.; Spaven, L.; Lair, S.; Raverty, S.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2017)

There is increasing public interest in the overall health of the marine environment. Harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena have a coastal distribution, and stranded animals function as sentinels for population and…


Persistent organic pollutant and hormone levels in harbor porpoise with B cell lymphoma

Norman, Stephanie A.; Winfield, Zach C.; Rickman, Barry H.; Usenko, Sascha; Klope, Matthew; Berta, Susan; Dubpernell, Sandra; Garrett, Howard; Adams, Mary Jo; Lambourn, Dyanna; Huggins, Jessica L.; Lysiak, Nadine; Clark, Adelaide E.; Sanders, Rebel; Trumble, Stephen J.
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (2017)

B-cell lymphoma, a common morphologic variant of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, has been associated with persistent pollutants in humans, but this association is not well-characterized in top-level predators sharing marine resources with…