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Research subject/title:
Creation of a Unit to perform Necropsies on Large Cetacean of the Italian Waters

Project coordinator / institution in charge:
Dept. Public Health, Comparative Pathology and Veterinary Hygiene, University of Padua

ACCOBAMS Priority number (VIEW):
4

Project description:
The project is funded by the Italian Ministry of the Environment and its aim is to create a well equipped unit able to perform postmortem examinations on large cetaceans in order to assess the incidence of ships strikes in the Italian waters.

Species:


  • Physeter macrocephalus
  • Balaenoptera physalus

Study area:


Italian waters.

Geographic Area:


  • Tyrrhenian Sea
  • southern Adriatic
  • northern Adriatic
  • Ligurian Sea
  • central Adriatic
  • Adriatic Sea

ACCOBAMS subregion:


  • Central Mediterranean
Year beginning: 2006Year end: 2007

Ongoing project:


No

Main research platform/facility:


Principal investigator:


Sandro Mazzariol

Investigator email:


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Project team:


Bruno Cozzi
Simone Panigada
Michela PodestÃ
Federica Marcer
Camilla Butti