Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a confirmatory and rapid DNA detection method for grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Heers, Teresa; van Neer, Abbo; Becker, André; Gross, Stephanie; Hansen, Kirstin Anderson; Siebert, Ursula; Abdulmawjood, Amir
Journal of Sea Research (2018)

An increasing number of harbour porpoises along the coastlines of northern Europe are victims of attacks by preying grey seals. To confirm grey seal attacks at a molecular level, a…


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…


Influence of anthropogenic activities on marine mammal strandings in the estuary and northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, 1994–2008

Truchon, M.-H.; Measures, L.; Brêthes, J.-C.; Albert, É.; Michaud, R.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2018)

Stranding records have long been used to monitor marine mammal mortalities and to help identify threats to populations. In coastal areas, marine mammals face numerous anthropogenic threats such as marine…