Epidemiological pattern of tattoo skin disease: A potential general health indicator for cetaceans

Van Bressem, M. F.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Aznar, F. J.; Raga, J. A.; Jepson, P. D.; Duignan, P.; Deaville, R.; Flach, L.; Viddi, F.; Baker, J. R.; Di Beneditto, A. P.; Echegaray, M.; Genov, T.; Reyes, J.; Felix, F.; Gaspar, R.; Ramos, R.; Peddemors, V.; Sanino, G. P.; Siebert, U.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2009)

The presence of tattoo skin disease (TSD) was examined in 1392 free-ranging and dead odontocetes comprising 17 species from the Americas, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Greenland. We investigated…


Small cetacean captures and CPUE estimates in artisanal fisheries operating from a port in northern Peru, 2005-2007

Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2008)

This work provides the first direct, at-sea monitoring of small cetacean interactions with Peruvian artisanal drift gillnet and longline vessels. A total of 253 small cetaceans were observed captured during…


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…


Changes in the occurrence of common dolphins, striped dolphins and harbour porpoises in the English Channel and Bay of Biscay

MacLeod, Colin D.; Brereton, Tom; Martin, Clive
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2008)

Regular monitoring of the status of cetacean populations is essential for conservation, policy and management. By using a passenger ferry as a scientific research platform, this study provides information on…


Species occurrence and distributional ecology of nearshore cetaceans in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, with abundance estimates for Irrawaddy dolphins Orcaella brevirostris and finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides

Smith, B. D.; Ahmed, B.; Mowgli, R. M.; Strindberg, S.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2008)

A vessel-based line-transect survey conducted during February 2004 along 1,018km of systematic trackline in the nearshore waters of Bangladesh resulted in 111 ‘on-effort’ cetacean sightings including: Irrawaddy dolphins, Orcaella brevirostris…


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…


Prey occurrence in the stomach contents of four small cetacean species in Peru

García-Godos, I.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Reyes, J. C.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Arias-Schreiber, M.
Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Mamm. (2007)

The diets of long-beaked common dolphins Delphinus capensis (n=117), dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus (n=72), Burmeister's porpoises Phocoena spinipinnis (n=69) and offshore common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus (n=22) were determined based…


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…