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Fatal Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Kittlitz's Murrelet ( Brachyramphus brevirostris ) Nestlings, Alaska, USA

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Title
Fatal Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Kittlitz's Murrelet ( Brachyramphus brevirostris ) Nestlings, Alaska, USA
Published in
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, October 2014
DOI 10.7589/2013-11-296
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Valerie Shearn-Bochsler, Ellen W. Lance, Robin Corcoran, John Piatt, Barbara Bodenstein, Elizabeth Frame, James Lawonn

Abstract

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is an acute toxic illness in humans resulting from ingestion of shellfish contaminated with a suite of neurotoxins (saxitoxins) produced by marine dinoflagellates, most commonly in the genus Alexandrium. Poisoning also has been sporadically suspected and, less often, documented in marine wildlife, often in association with an outbreak in humans. Kittlitz's Murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris) is a small, rare seabird of the Northern Pacific with a declining population. From 2008 to 2012, as part of a breeding ecology study, multiple Kittlitz's Murrelet nests on Kodiak Island, Alaska, were monitored by remote cameras. During the 2011 and 2012 breeding seasons, nestlings from several sites died during mild weather conditions. Remote camera observations revealed that the nestlings died shortly after consuming sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus), a fish species known to biomagnify saxitoxin. High levels of saxitoxin were subsequently documented in crop content in 87% of nestling carcasses. Marine bird deaths from PSP may be underreported.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 3%
United States 1 3%
Unknown 33 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 37%
Other 10 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Student > Master 3 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 6%
Other 6 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 43%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 20%
Unspecified 5 14%
Environmental Science 5 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 14%
Other 3 9%

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#3,166,412
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