Cat parasite found in western Arctic Beluga deemed infectious
UBC scientists have discovered an infectious parasite in Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat.
Feb 13, 2014
Eating right key to survival of whales and dolphins: UBC research
In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and University of La Rochelle, in France.
Nov 21, 2012
Iconic marine mammals are “swimming in sick seas” of terrestrial pathogens: UBC researchers
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.
Feb 18, 2012