nursed endangered western pond turtles back to health from a debilitating shell disease
, according to KING 5 News in Seattle.
During her time across the pond, Charlotte will also visit collaborators at the New England Aquarium in Boston, USA, to work on a shell disease
Dolores Tortoise shells shouldn't be flaky like this; the problem could be something called ulcerative shell disease
PORTLAND, Maine -- A shell disease
that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of Maine.
In 1996, lobsters in Rhode Island inshore areas started to appear with what we now know as epizootic shell disease
(ESD), a characteristic bacterial degradation of the external shell.
Now Swansea University researchers are planning to create a map of hotspots of brown crab and lobster shell disease
maltophilia suggests them to be possible causal or contributing agents of shell disease
He believes that increased chemical exposure in coastal waters may be a factor fueling the recent outbreak of lobster shell disease
, which has run rampant in southern New England waters and led to large declines in lobster catches (see below).
We have spent years studying the impact of the two newest diseases--epizootic shell disease
and paramoebiasis--on lobster populations.
If there is any skin or shell disease
or if the tortoise has passed urine, the hibernation must be stopped.
In 2001, a bacterial pearl shell disease
outbreak at Manihiki caused by a combination of over-farming and high water temperatures wiped out almost half the juvenile oyster population.
Limited soil suitable for digging burrows, where the animals spend roughly 95 percent of their lives, and a shell disease
characterized by lesions also affect their distribution.