What are the Parasites of Whales and Dolphins? | WHALEZONE.TV S03 E02

Hi everyone, welcome to a new episode of WHALEZONE.TV, which is now available on our blog! In this episode, our PhD Candidate Lorenzo explains what are the internal Parasites of Whales and Dolphins? Watch, learn and enjoy!


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Würsig B., Thewissen J.G.M., Kovacs K.M. 2018. Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, third edition


1)Parasites life cycles. Source: CDC.gov

2)Parasite pictures courtesy of Lorenzo Fiori

3)Tiger Shark Feeding Frenzy – The Death of a Humpback Whale. Source: Migration Media

4)Sperm whales new born meets the the pod. Footage courtesy of Tiago Batista.

Lorenzo Fiori

About Lorenzo Fiori

Lorenzo is Main Guide and Technical & Scientific Director at TERRA AZUL. He is originally from Italy, holds a PhD about behavioral responses of humpback whales to swim-with-whales tourism activities in Tonga.

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