Friday, July 9, 2010

Puffer Die Off


Our folks out at the Marine Mammal Research Program started noting an unusual number of dead Stripebelly puffers (Arothron hispidus) recently.

Dr. Thierry M. Work a Wildlife Disease Specialist at the National Wildlife Health Center has been looking at fresh specimens to see if a link can be found.

We are interested in the range of the possible die offs. Right now, I know that we have seen dead puffers from K-Bay to Kailua Bay. If you have additional observations, please comment below.



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