Iconic Marine Mammals Are ‘Swimming in Sick Seas’ of Terrestrial Pathogens

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2012) – Parasites and pathogens infecting humans, pets and farm animals are increasingly being detected in marine mammals such as sea otters, porpoises, harbour seals and killer whales along the Pacific coast of the U.S. 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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Iconic Marine Mammals Are ‘Swimming in Sick Seas’ of Terrestrial Pathogens

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