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Volume 6, Number 6—December 2000

Dispatch

Mass Die-Off of Caspian Seals Caused by Canine Distemper Virus

Seamus Kennedy*Comments to Author , Thijs Kuiken†, Paul D. Jepson‡, Robert Deaville‡, Morag Forsyth§, Tom Barrett§, Marco W.G. van de Bildt†, Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus†, Tariel Eybatov¶, Callan Duck#, Aidyn Kydyrmanov**, Igor Mitrofanov††, and Susan Wilson‡‡
Author affiliations: *Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK; †Seal Rehabilitation and Research Center, Pieterburen, The Netherlands; ‡Institute of Zoology, Regents Park, London, UK; §Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright, Surrey, UK; ¶Geological Institute of the Azerbaijan Republic Academy of Sciences, Baku, Azerbaijan; #Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews, Fife, UK; **Laboratory of Virus Ecology, Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Almaty, Kazakhstan; ††Akademgorodok, Institute of Zoology, Almaty, Kazakhstan; ‡‡Caspian Environment Programme Ecotoxicology Project, Portaferry, Northern Ireland, UK

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Figure 1

Map of the Caspian Sea region. Seal samples were collected from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and the Apsheron peninsula, Azerbaijan.

Figure 1. Map of the Caspian Sea region. Seal samples were collected from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and the Apsheron peninsula, Azerbaijan.

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