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To Swim or Not to Swim: Potential Transmission of Balaenophilus manatorum (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in Marine Turtles

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Feeding trials with copepodites and adults of Balaenophilus manatorum collected from hatchlings of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta.

(a) Copepodite V with blue-dyed skin flakes of turtle in the gut (arrow). (b) Adult without solid food in the gut after 36 hours of exposure to blue-dyed flakes of baleen plate from a fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus.

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