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Crustaceans and biodiversity crisis
Talitrid amphipod crustaceans were recorded at about 240 sites around ireland using both published records and recent seashore surveys. Five species were present, the beachfleas Orchestia gammarellus and O. mediterranea, ...
Colonisation of artificially cleared Laminaria digitata (Huds.) Lamour. by the blue-rayed limpet Helcion pellucidum (L.) (Mollusca, Gastropoda)
The blue-rayed Helcion pellucidum is a herbivorous mollusc found on intertidal and sublittoral laminarian algae.
Implications of lymphocyte anergy to glycolipids in multiple sclerosis (MS): iNKT cells may mediate the MS infectious trigger
Immunogenic lipids may play key roles in host defenses against infection and in generating autoimmune inflammation and organ-specific damage. In multiple sclerosis (MS) there are unequivocal autoimmune features and ...
A longitudinal study of humpback whales in Irish waters
(Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 2014)
Knowledge on the ecology of humpback whales in the eastern North Atlantic is lacking by comparison with most other ocean basins. Humpback whales were historically over-exploited in the region and are still found in low ...
Levels of persistent organic pollutants in eastern north Atlantic humpback whales
Blubber lipid concentrations of 14 organochlorine compounds and 10 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) were measured by gas chromatography with electron-capture detection in eastern North Atlantic humpback whales Megaptera ...
Prey preferences of sympatric fin (Balaenoptera physalus) and humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae) whales revealed by stable isotope mixing models
Over-exploitation of top predators and fish stocks has altered ecosystems towards less productive systems with fewer trophic levels. In the Celtic Sea (CS), discards and bycatch levels have prompted concern about some ...
Insights into the trophic ecology of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Irish waters
The stomach contents of 12 bottlenose dolphins were examined. Ten of the 11 samples originated from dolphins that stranded on the west coast of Ireland between 1999 and 2011, while the remaining dolphin was bycaught. Ten ...
An abundance estimate for humpback whales Megaptera novaeangliae breeding around Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands
The abundance of humpback whales occurring around Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands, was estimated by mark-recapture modelling. Photographs of markings on tail flukes of individual whales were collected during the breeding ...
Breeding habitat of poorly studied humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) in Boa Vista, Cape Verde
The waters surrounding Cape Verde comprise one of two known breeding grounds for humpback whales in the North Atlantic. The population remains very small and has apparently failed to recover since the cessation of whaling ...
A note on long-distance matches of bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) around the Irish coast using photo-identification
(International Whaling Commission, 2009-01)
Images of 120 individual bottlenose dolphins from around the Irish coast were obtained from three photo-identification catalogues. Twenty three individuals were subsequently re-sighted, which is a re-sighting rate of 19%. ...