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Iconic marine mammals are 'swimming in sick seas' of terrestrial pathogens

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:02 am

Iconic marine mammals are 'swimming in sick seas' of terrestrial pathogens
21 February 2012, 11:41 pm

Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the US and Canada, and better surveillance is required to monitor public health implications, according to a panel of scientific experts from Canada and the United States.

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