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Tumors in sea turtles: the insidious menace of fibropapillomatosis

The Wildlife Professional

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Abstract

Early in July 2013, a colleague in New Caledonia reported the stranding of a green sea turtle on the far northwest of the island. The animal had washed up dead on a rocky beach with multiple large tumors on its neck and hind flippers. To all appearances, the turtle had fibropapillomatosis (FP), a tumor disease affecting marine turtles globally. This was the first known case of FP on the island—an alarming find, and another example of the creeping expansion of this disease in green turtles around the world.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Tumors in sea turtles: the insidious menace of fibropapillomatosis
Series title:
The Wildlife Professional
Volume
Fall 2013
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Wildlife Society
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
The Wildlife Professional
First page:
44
Last page:
47