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Skin alterations in cetaceans in the strait of Gibraltar
Project funded by own resources
Project title Skin alterations in cetaceans in the strait of Gibraltar
Principal Investigator(s) Holm, Patricia
Organisation / Research unit Departement Umweltwissenschaften / Aquatische Ökologie (Holm)
Project start 01.08.2015
Probable end 31.03.2017
Status Completed

Skin alterations are often observed in cetaceans. They are helpful indicators for numerous skin diseases, parasites and injuries, as well as for malfunctions due to immuno-depression or accumulated contaminants in these marine mammals. The foundation firmm (Foundation for information and research in marine mammals) set up a database created over 16 years by opportunistic whale watching vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar from 1999 to date. Seven species of cetacenas are regularly observed. Photo diagnosis, together with knowledge on the history of numerous individuals provide with us data which will be evaluated with regard to macroscopically visible skin alterations. Diagnosing the alterations will provide important insights to assess the condition and the health status of these animals.

Keywords integument, pathology, injury, desease, marine mammal, whale, dolphin, Strait of Gibraltar
Financed by University funds

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
3401227  Holm, Patricia  Herr, Helena, Scientific Collaborator  Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife Research, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover  01.08.2015  31.03.2017 
3401233  Holm, Patricia  Selling, Jörn, Scientific Collaborator   firmm, Tarifa   01.08.2015  31.03.2017 

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