shell disease

shell disease

1. pitting of the shell of crustaceans initially due to a chitinoclastic Vibrio spp.
2. proliferative disease of oysters caused by an uncharacterized fungus.
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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 project.
Dolores Tortoise shells shouldn't be flaky like this; the problem could be something called ulcerative shell disease (USD).
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.