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Title: Last “Atypical” beaked whales mass stranding in the Canary Islands (July, 2004)
Authors: Fernández Rodríguez, Antonio Jesús 
Sierra Pulpillo, Eva María 
Martín, Vidal
Méndez Babey, Máximo 
Sacchini , Simona 
Bernaldo de Quirós Miranda, Yara 
Andrada Borzollino, Marisa Ana 
Bolaños Rivero, Margarita 
Quesada Canales, Ildefonso Óscar 
Tejedor, M.
Arbelo Hernández, Manuel Antonio 
UNESCO Clasification: 310907 Patología
Issue Date: 2012
Project: Agl2005-07947/Gan Valoración Del Estado Sanitario de Cetáceos de la Familia Ziphiidae ("Zifios") en El Archipiélago Canario 
Patologia Embolica " Gaseosa / Grasa " en Cetaceos 
Journal: Journal of marine science: research & development 
Abstract: In July 2004, four Ziphius cavirostris stranded in the Canary Islands several days after an international naval exercises were conducted north of the Canary Islands. During the maneuvers high intensity mid-frequency sonar was used. Three of the animals were fully necropsied. Abundant fresh non-digestive aliment was found in all stomachs. Hemorrhages were a constant finding in several organs. Although “in vivo” gas embolism could not be established due to decomposition, systemic fat embolism was diagnosed in all three beaked whales. Epidemiological and pathological findings were highly consistent with an “atypical” beaked whale mass stranding that was temporally and spatially associated with sonar. This was the last atypical mass stranding in the Canary Islands once an antisonar moratorium was established around the islands, following the EU parliament recommendation and Spanish government resolution in 2004.
ISSN: 2155-9910
DOI: 10.4172/2155-9910.1000107
Source: Journal of marine science: research & development [ISSN 2155-9910], v. 2 (2), p. 1-3
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