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Olive ridley necropsy data for Salmonella study

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1996-01-09
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2016-12-27

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Work, T.M., Dagenais, J., Stacy, B.A., Ladner, J.T., Lorch, J.M., Balazs, G.H., Barquero-Calvo, E., Berlowski-Zier, B.M., Breeden, R., Corrales-Gómez, N., Gonzalez-Barrientos, R., Harris, H.S., Hernández-Mora, G., Herrera-Ulloa, A., Hesami, S., Jones, T.T., Morales, J.A., Norton, T.M., Rameyer, R.A., Taylor, D.R., and Waltzek, T.B., 2019, Olive ridley necropsy data for Salmonella study: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9O4NDD2.

Summary

Salmonella spp. are frequently shed by wildlife including turtles, but S. enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium or lesions associated with Salmonella are rare in turtles. Between 1996 and 2016, we necropsied 127 apparently healthy pelagic olive ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) that died from drowning bycatch in fisheries and 44 live or freshly dead stranded turtles from the west coast of North and Central America and Hawaii. Seven % (9/127) of pelagic and 47% (21/44) of stranded turtles had renal granulomas associated with S. Typhimurium. Stranded animals were 12 times more likely than pelagic animals to have Salmonella-induced nephritis suggesting that Salmonella may have been a contributing cause of stranding. S. Typhimurium [...]

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Purpose

This necropsy data was collected to understand causes of death in bycatch and stranded olive ridley turtles and the role of Salmonella bacteria in those mortalities. These data would be useful to those studying Salmonella and sea turtles.

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  • National Wildlife Health Center
  • USGS Data Release Products

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