Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link Skip directly to A-Z link
Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

Morbillivirus and Pilot Whale Deaths, Mediterranean Sea

Antonio Fernández*Comments to Author , Fernando Esperón†, Pedro Herraéz*, Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros*, Cristina Clavel‡, Antonio Bernabé‡, J. Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaino§, Philippe Verborgh¶, Renaud DeStephanis¶, Francisco Toledano#, and Alejandro Bayón‡
Author affiliations: *University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain; †National Institute for Crop and Food Research, Madrid, Spain; ‡University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain; §University Complutense-Madrid, Madrid, Spain; ¶CIRCE (Conservation, Information, Research, Cetaceans) Andalusia, Spain; #PROMAR (Recovery Program for Marine Animals), Almería, Spain;

Main Article


Pilot whale strandings, historical and epizootic, Mediterranean coastal area

Area, dates of historical records No. stranded Average no. strandings/y No. historical strandings, 1998–2006 (dates) No. epizootic strandings,
2006–2007 (dates)
Strait of Gibraltar, 1998–Sep 2006 8 0.9 3
(1998–2006 Oct –Feb) 10
(2006 Oct–2007 Feb)
Almería, 1998–Dec 2006 22 2.4 2
(1998–2006 Jan–Apr) 7
(2007 Jan–Apr)
Murcia, 2004–Dec 2006 12 4 1
(2004–2006 Jan–Apr) 6
(2007 Jan–Apr)
Baleares Islands, 1999–Dec 2006
Not known
(2007 Apr)
Total 44 7.55 25
(2006–2007 Oct–Apr)

Main Article

Page created: July 08, 2010
Page updated: July 08, 2010
Page reviewed: July 08, 2010
The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.