Skin defects in the beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) from the Solovetsky gathering, as revealed by photo-identification analysis

Skin defects in the beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) from the Solovetsky... Skin defects in beluga whales of the Solovetsky gathering (Onega Bay, White Sea) were found and systematized as a result of long-term (2007–2012) photo-identification work. The probable causes of the defects, based on their appearance as well as their duration are discussed. The occurrence of animals with skin defects of various etiologies and its dynamics over a 3-year period (2010–2012) are analyzed. An attempt is made to assess the health status of the Solovetsky beluga whales. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Marine Biology Springer Journals

Skin defects in the beluga whale Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776) from the Solovetsky gathering, as revealed by photo-identification analysis

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Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 by Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology
ISSN
1063-0740
eISSN
1608-3377
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1063074015050077
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Abstract

Skin defects in beluga whales of the Solovetsky gathering (Onega Bay, White Sea) were found and systematized as a result of long-term (2007–2012) photo-identification work. The probable causes of the defects, based on their appearance as well as their duration are discussed. The occurrence of animals with skin defects of various etiologies and its dynamics over a 3-year period (2010–2012) are analyzed. An attempt is made to assess the health status of the Solovetsky beluga whales.

Journal

Russian Journal of Marine BiologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 4, 2015

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