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GREEN TREE FROG (HYLA CINEREA) AND GROUND SQUIRREL (XEROSPERMOPHILUS SPILOSOMA) MORTALITY ATTRIBUTED TO INLAND BREVETOXIN TRANSPORT AT PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, TEXAS, USA, 2015

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Wildlife Diseases, January 2018
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Title
GREEN TREE FROG (HYLA CINEREA) AND GROUND SQUIRREL (XEROSPERMOPHILUS SPILOSOMA) MORTALITY ATTRIBUTED TO INLAND BREVETOXIN TRANSPORT AT PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, TEXAS, USA, 2015
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Journal of Wildlife Diseases, January 2018
DOI 10.7589/2017-01-018
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Danielle E. Buttke, Alicia Walker, I-Shuo Huang, Leanne Flewelling, Julia Lankton, Anne E. Ballmann, Travis Clapp, James Lindsay, Paul V. Zimba

Abstract

On 16 September 2015, a red tide (Karenia brevis) bloom impacted coastal areas of Padre Island National Seashore Park. Two days later and about 0.9 km inland, 30-40 adult green tree frogs (Hyla cinerea) were found dead after displaying tremors, weakness, labored breathing, and other signs of neurologic impairment. A rainstorm, accompanied by high winds, rough surf, and high tides, which could have aerosolized brevetoxin, occurred on the morning of the mortality event. Frog carcasses were healthy but contained significant brevetoxin in tissues. Tissue brevetoxin was also found in two dead or dying spotted ground squirrels (Xerospermophilus spilosoma) and a coyote (Canis latrans). Rainwater collected from the location of the mortality event contained brevetoxin. Mortality of green tree frog and ground squirrel mortality has not been previously attributed to brevetoxin exposure and such mortality suggested that inland toxin transport, possibly through aerosols, rainfall, or insects, may have important implications for coastal species.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 34 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 21%
Other 6 18%
Student > Postgraduate 4 12%
Student > Master 3 9%
Professor 2 6%
Other 5 15%
Unknown 7 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 8 24%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 12%
Social Sciences 2 6%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 10 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2019.
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#2,897,265
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Outputs from Journal of Wildlife Diseases
#138
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#54,695
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Wildlife Diseases
#3
of 29 outputs
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