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whale

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Key words: cyamid; whale lice; Cyamus ceti; ectoparasite; bowhead whale; Balaena mysticetus; Arctic; Bering Sea; Chukchi Sea; Beaufort Sea
The white patches, called callosities, are actually infested with light-coloured whale lice. Experts are not sure of the purpose of these callosities.
Swimming speed of the host has been shown to correlate negatively with intensity of the whale lice Isocyamus delphini (Balbuena and Raga, 1989) and has been hypothesized as an inversely proportional factor in Xenobalanus settlement (Orams and Schuetze, 1998; Aznar et al., 2005).