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…


Distribution of Pholeter gastrophilus (Digenea) within the stomach of four odontocete species: the role of the diet and digestive physiology of hosts

AZNAR, F. J.; FOGNANI, P.; BALBUENA, J. A.; PIETROBELLI, M.; RAGA, J. A.
Parasitology (2006)

We compared the distribution of the digenean Pholeter gastrophilus in the stomach of 27 harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, 27 striped dolphins, Stenella coeruleoalba, 18 bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, and 100…


Differences in the response of a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) and a harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) to an acoustic alarm

Kastelein, R.A.; Jennings, N.; Verboom, W.C.; de Haan, D.; Schooneman, N.M.
Marine Environmental Research (2006)

Small cetacean bycatch in gillnet fisheries may be reduced by deterring odontocetes from nets acoustically. However, different odontocete species may respond differently to acoustic signals from alarms. Therefore, in this…


Timing of epiphyseal development in the flipper skeleton of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) as an indicator of paedomorphosis

Galatius, Anders; Andersen, Mai-Britt Elin Rindom; Haugan, Birgitte; Langhoff, Heidi Elisabeth; Jespersen, Åse
Acta Zoologica (2006)

Epiphyseal development was investigated on X-rays of flippers from 158 harbour porpoises from Danish waters. Development followed a proximodistal pattern similar to what is known in other cetacean species. Ossification…


Geographical distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and organochlorines in small cetaceans from Asian waters

Kajiwara, Natsuko; Kamikawa, Satoko; Ramu, Karri; Ueno, Daisuke; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Subramanian, Annamalai; Lam, Paul K. S.; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Prudente, Maricar; Chung, Kyu-Hyuck; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Chemosphere (2006)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are one of the flame retardants widely used in plastics, textiles, electronic appliances, and electrical household appliances. In this study, PBDEs and organochlorine compounds (OCs) were…


Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and organochlorines in small cetaceans from Hong Kong waters: Levels, profiles and distribution

Ramu, Karri; Kajiwara, Natsuko; Tanabe, Shinsuke; Lam, Paul K.S.; Jefferson, Thomas A.
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2005)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and organochlorine compounds (OCs) were determined in the blubber, liver and kidney of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) stranded in Hong…