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Sea otter health: Challenging a pet hypothesis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, December 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 311)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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4 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
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20 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages

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Title
Sea otter health: Challenging a pet hypothesis
Published in
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, December 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2015.05.005
Pubmed ID
Authors

Kevin D. Lafferty

Abstract

A recent series of studies on tagged sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) challenges the hypothesis that sea otters are sentinels of a dirty ocean, in particular, that pet cats are the main source of exposure to Toxoplasma gondii in central California. Counter to expectations, sea otters from unpopulated stretches of coastline are less healthy and more exposed to parasites than city-associated otters. Ironically, now it seems that spillover from wildlife, not pets, dominates spatial patterns of disease transmission.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Kenya 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Colombia 1 2%
Unknown 39 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 21%
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Student > Master 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Other 9 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 47%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 19%
Environmental Science 5 12%
Unspecified 3 7%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Other 5 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 65. 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 04 January 2019.
All research outputs
#249,417
of 13,172,054 outputs
Outputs from International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
#7
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#5,220
of 231,770 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
#1
of 16 outputs
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