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…


A review of virus infections of cetaceans and the potential impact of morbilliviruses, poxviruses and papillomaviruses on host population dynamics

Van Bressem, M. F.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Raga, J. A.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (1999)

Viruses belonging to 9 families have been detected in cetaceans. We critically review the clinical features, pathology and epidemiology of the diseases they cause. Cetacean morbillivirus (family Paramyxoviridae) induces a…


A preliminary overview of skin and skeletal diseases and traumata in small cetaceans from South American waters

Van Bressem, M.-F.; Reyes, J. C.; Félix, F.; Echegaray, M.; Siciliano, S.; Di Beneditto, A. P.; Flach, L.; Viddi, F.; Avila, I. C.; Herrera, J. C.; Tobón, I. C.; Bolaños-Jiménez, J.; Moreno, I. B.; Ott, P. H.; Sanino, G. P.; Castineira, E.; Montes, D.; Crespo, E.; Flores, P. A. C.; Haase, B.; Souza, S. M. F. M.; Laeta, M.; Fragoso, A. B.
Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Mamm. (2007)

We succinctly review and document new cases of diseases of the skin and the skeletal system and external traumata in cetaceans from Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and…