Tag: Animals

Novel Virus Detected in Hawaiian Dolphin Could Trigger Global Outbreaks Among Marine Mammals, Scientists Say

A gaggle of Fraser’s dolphins noticed close to Hawaii. Image: NOAA Fisheries/Allan Ligon Biologists in Hawaii’ve detected a beforehand unknown pressure of cetacean morbillivirus, a pathogen that may trigger lethal infections in marine mammals throughout the globe. The virus was detected in a lone Fraser’s dolphin—a extremely social species—resulting in issues that the illness may…