Understanding Marine Mammal Health in a Changing Ocean

Marine mammals are often seen as sentinels of ocean health, but accessible, cohesive data on their health changes are rare. A real-time system for reporting marine mammal disease data is needed to be able to understand how marine mammal diseases are changing with ecosystem changes. 

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Simeone, C.A., Gulland, F.M., Norris, T. and Rowles, T.K., 2015. A systematic review of changes in marine mammal health in North America, 1972-2012: the need for a novel integrated approach. PLoS One, 10(11).