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dc.contributor.authorMazzariol, Sandroen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuardo, Giovanni Dien_US
dc.contributor.authorPetrella, Antonioen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarsili, Letiziaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFossi, Maria Cristinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeonzio, Claudioen_US
dc.contributor.authorZizzo, Nicolaen_US
dc.contributor.authorVizzini, Salvatriceen_US
dc.contributor.authorGaspari, Stefania A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPavan, Giannien_US
dc.contributor.authorPodestà, Michelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGaribaldi, Fulvioen_US
dc.contributor.authorFerrante, Margheritaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCopat, Chiaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorTraversa, Donatoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarcer, Federicaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAiroldi, Sabinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorFrantzis, Alexandrosen_US
dc.contributor.authorBernaldo De Quirós Miranda, Yaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorCozzi, Brunoen_US
dc.contributor.authorFernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesúsen_US
dc.contributor.otherBernaldo de Quiros, Yara-
dc.contributor.otherPavan, Gianni-
dc.contributor.otherCopat, Chiara-
dc.contributor.otherFerrante, Margherita-
dc.contributor.otherFernandez, Antonio-
dc.contributor.otherFrantzis, Alexandros-
dc.contributor.otherTraversa, Donato-
dc.contributor.otherMazzariol, Sandro-
dc.contributor.otherMarsili, Letizia-
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-23T14:14:20Z-
dc.date.available2018-11-23T14:14:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10553/47523-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Mass strandings of sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) remain peculiar and rather unexplained events, which rarely occur in the Mediterranean Sea. Solar cycles and related changes in the geomagnetic field, variations in water temperature and weather conditions, coast geographical features and human activities have been proposed as possible causes. In December 2009, a pod of seven male sperm whales stranded along the Adriatic coast of Southern Italy. This is the sixth instance from 1555 in this basin. Methodology/Principal Findings: Complete necropsies were performed on three whales whose bodies were in good condition, carrying out on sampled tissues histopathology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, and screening of veins looking for gas emboli. Furthermore, samples for age determination, genetic studies, gastric content evaluation, stable isotopes and toxicology were taken from all the seven specimens. The animals were part of the same group and determined by genetic and photo-identification to be part of the Mediterranean population. Causes of death did not include biological agents, or the "gas and fat embolic syndrome", associated with direct sonar exposure. Environmental pollutant tissue concentrations were relatively high, in particular organochlorinated xenobiotics. Gastric content and morphologic tissue examinations showed a prolonged starvation, which likely caused, at its turn, the mobilization of lipophilic contaminants from the adipose tissue. Chemical compounds subsequently entered the blood circulation and may have impaired immune and nervous functions. Conclusions/Significance: A multi-factorial cause underlying this sperm whales' mass stranding is proposed herein based upon the results of postmortem investigations as well as of the detailed analyses of the geographical and historical background. The seven sperm whales took the same "wrong way" into the Adriatic Sea, a potentially dangerous trap for Mediterranean sperm whales. Seismic surveys should be also regarded as potential co-factors, even if no evidence of direct impact has been detected.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONEen_US
dc.sourcePLoS ONE [ISSN 1932-6203], v. 6 (5), (e19417)en_US
dc.subject240119 Zoología marinaen_US
dc.subject240118 Mamíferosen_US
dc.subject3109 Ciencias veterinariasen_US
dc.subject.otherPolycyclic Aromatic-Hydrocarbonsen_US
dc.subject.otherNorth-Seaen_US
dc.subject.otherGenetic Diversityen_US
dc.subject.otherMarine Mammalsen_US
dc.subject.otherMethyl Mercuryen_US
dc.subject.otherHeavy-Metalsen_US
dc.subject.otherHabitat Useen_US
dc.subject.otherCetaceansen_US
dc.subject.otherAtlanticen_US
dc.subject.otherMethylmercuryen_US
dc.subject.otherSperm whalesen_US
dc.subject.otherPhyseter macrocephalusen_US
dc.subject.otherMultidisciplinary studyen_US
dc.subject.otherMass strandingen_US
dc.subject.otherMediterranean Seaen_US
dc.titleSometimes sperm whales (physeter macrocephalus) cannot find their way back to the high seas: A multidisciplinary study on a mass strandingen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/Articleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0019417en_US
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dc.identifier.issuee19417-
dc.relation.volume6en_US
dc.investigacionCiencias de la Saluden_US
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dc.description.numberofpages17en_US
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dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Mazzariol, S-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Di Guardo, G-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Petrella, A-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Marsili, L-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Fossi, CM-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Leonzio, C-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Zizzo, N-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Vizzini, S-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Gaspari, S-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Pavan, G-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Podesta, M-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Garibaldi, F-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Ferrante, M-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Copat, C-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Traversa, D-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Marcer, F-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Airoldi, S-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Frantzis, A-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Quiros, YD-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Cozzi, B-
dc.contributor.wosstandardWOS:Fernandez, A-
dc.date.coverdateMayo 2011en_US
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crisitem.author.deptGIR IUSA-ONEHEALTH 3: Histología y Patología Veterinaria y Forense (Terrestre y Marina)-
crisitem.author.deptIU de Sanidad Animal y Seguridad Alimentaria-
crisitem.author.deptGIR IUSA-ONEHEALTH 3: Histología y Patología Veterinaria y Forense (Terrestre y Marina)-
crisitem.author.deptIU de Sanidad Animal y Seguridad Alimentaria-
crisitem.author.deptDepartamento de Morfología-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-2611-0406-
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crisitem.author.parentorgIU de Sanidad Animal y Seguridad Alimentaria-
crisitem.author.parentorgIU de Sanidad Animal y Seguridad Alimentaria-
crisitem.author.fullNameBernaldo De Quirós Miranda,Yara-
crisitem.author.fullNameFernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús-
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