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Stranding of a Commerson's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii, in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 January 2010

Miguel Iñíguez
Affiliation:
Fundación Cethus, Potosí 2087, (B1636BUA), Olivos, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, Brookfield House, 38 St Paul Street, Chippenham, SN15 1LJ, UK
Marta Hevia
Affiliation:
Fundación Cethus, Potosí 2087, (B1636BUA), Olivos, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Frank Cipriano
Affiliation:
Conservation Genetics Laboratory, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132, USA
Javier Sarradell
Affiliation:
General and Special Pathology, Veterinary Faculty, National University of Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Ricardo Doumecq Milieu
Affiliation:
Calle 54 n° 2726 (7630) Necochea, Pcia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Abstract

A juvenile female Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii) was found dead stranded 15 km north of Necochea (38°38′S 058°53′W), Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, approximately 470 km north of the normal range for this species. The animal appeared to be emaciated and granular nodules were found throughout both lungs, but the cause of death is unknown. Analyses of mtDNA sequences suggest the individual could have been a vagrant from any of the populations studied south of the stranding location.

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