Diagnostic key to the parasites of some marine mammals
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Diagnostic key to the parasites of some marine mammals by Murray D. Dailey

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Published by Naval Ocean Systems Center in San Diego, Calif .
Written in English


  • Marine mammals -- Parasites -- Identification.

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StatementM.D. Dailey, W.G. Gilmartin ; prepared for Technical Division, Naval Material Command.
SeriesNOSC TD -- 295., Technical document (Naval Ocean Systems Center (U.S.)) -- 295.
ContributionsGilmartin, William G., Naval Ocean Systems Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination37 leaves
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16015557M

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The key is divided into to;ir parts to facilitate identification of parasites from the marine mammal species included: a. Larval Stages of Cetacean Parasites b. Adult Parasites from Cetaceans. This key includes only those parasites reported from the following marine mammal species: Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Beluga whale (Delplimaptents lettcas) California sea lion {Zalophus californianus) Northern fur seal {Callorhinus ursinus)Author: Murray D Dailey, W G Gilmartin. Mycotic Diseases in Marine Mammals With George Migaki, Sidney R. Jones During the past two decades there has been increased use of marine mammals for education, and the presence of these animals is now commonplace in many aquariums, oceanariums, Cited by: 2. Before joining Federal service, Leslie practiced marine mammal medicine as the California Marine Mammal Center’s Chief of Veterinary Services in Sausalito, CA, and emergency medicine as staff veterinarian for the Marin County Small Animal Emergency Clinic in San Rafael, CA/5(7).

Marine mammals are susceptible to all of the major groups of parasites, including various nematodes, trematodes, cestodes, mites, lice, and acanthocephalans. Clinical experience with many of these is limited, whereas others are commonly seen in recently captured specimens.   The ecology and importance of marine parasites are discussed in the second part of the book, where contributions investigate behavioural and ecological aspects of parasitism and discuss the evolution and zoogeography of marine parasites. In addition, the economic, environmental and medical significance 5/5(1). CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of 5/5(7). Marine mammal ecology. Marine mammals represent a variety of ecological roles, including herbivores (manatees), filter feeders (baleen whales), and top predators (killer whales).Mammals evolved on land around million years ago. Each taxonomic marine mammal group evolved from a different group of land mammals, whose ancestors separately ventured back into the ocean environment.

Although many publications exist on the detection and control of aquatic animal diseases, the Aquatic Manual is a key and unique document describing the methods that can be applied to the OIE-listed diseases in aquatic animal health laboratories all over the world, thus increasing efficiency and promoting improvements in aquatic animal health world-wide. The requirements published in the Price Range: £ - £ aspects of marine mammal populations (Balbuena et al., ). Finally, some parasites of marine mammals have public health and economic importance (Oshima and Kliks, ). For instance, the nematode Anisakis simplex uses fish and squid as intermediate hosts to infect cetaceans. Consumption of raw or lightly-cooked seafood can result in human. The reader may wonder why, within a book of biology and conservation of marine mammals, a chapter should be devoted to their parasites. There are four fundamental reasons. First, parasites represent a substantial but neglected facet of biodiversity that still has to be evaluated in detail (Windsor, ; Hoberg, ; Brooks and Hoberg, Cited by: A variety of marine mammals (sea otters, dolphins, seals, and walruses) has been found to be infected, with prevalences ranging from 47 to %. These marine mammals serve as sentinels of environmental contamination by oocysts via freshwater runoff into the marine ecosystem (60).Cited by: