Accession Number:

ADA595294

Title:

Investigation of the Physiological Responses of Belugas to "Stressors" to Aid in Assessing the Impact of Environmental and Anthropogenic Challenges on Health

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 2011-31 Dec 2013

Corporate Author:

SEA RESEARCH FOUNDATION MYSTIC CT

Report Date:

2013-12-19

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this effort are 1 To monitor the neuroimmunoendocrinological responses of three resident aquarium belugas before and after the introduction and throughout the adaptation process of seven new belugas to their habitat and to measure the neuroimmunoendocrinological responses of 5 belugas to transport and 2 To monitor the neuroimmunoendocrinological responses via blood, saliva, blow and feces of 2-3 aquarium resident whales before and after the occurrence of a known Stressor i.e. an out of water examination.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE