School of Veterinary Medicine Content School of Veterinary Medicine Content for Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute & Bodega Marine Laboratory en What's killing sea otters? Parasite strain from cats <p>Many wild southern sea otters in California are infected with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, yet the infection is fatal for only a fraction of sea otters, which has long puzzled the scientific community. A new study identifies the parasite's specific strains that are killing southern sea otters, tracing them back to a bobcat and feral domestic cats from nearby watersheds.</p> <p><a href="">Read more</a></p> August 22, 2019 - 9:59am Anonymous Falling Stars - Once-Abundant Sea Stars Imperiled by Disease Along West Coast <p>Since 2013, sea star wasting disease has brought about massive mortality in multiple sea star species from Mexico to Alaska. The East Coast has not been immune, as the disease has affected the shores from New Jersey to New England.</p> <p><a href="">Read more</a> </p> January 30, 2019 - 11:41am Anonymous SeaDoc Society Debuts New Video Series 1st Episode of ‘Salish Sea Wild’ Explores Steller Sea Lions <p>The SeaDoc Society invites viewers to explore the magnificent wildlife of the Pacific Northwest in a new adventure series called <a href=""><em>Salish Sea Wild</em></a>, debuting Jan. 10. <em>Salish Sea Wild</em> is hosted by SeaDoc Science Director Joe Gaydos and will feature a new species or topic each month, starting with <a href="">Steller sea lions</a> in January.</p> <p><a href="">Read more</a></p> January 10, 2019 - 3:35pm Anonymous Michael Ziccardi, Ph.D. <p>Bird and Mammal Oiling</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Scott Weber, Ph.D. <p>Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Swee Teh, Ph.D. <p>Toxicology, Pathology, Aquatic Health, Reproductive Development of Invertebrate Fish and Shellfish</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Esteban Soto, Ph.D. <p>Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases of Wild and Aquatic Animals</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Woutrina Smith, Ph.D. <p>Zoonotic Diseases, Epidemiology, Microbiology</p> <p><img alt="spotlight" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="71c4599f-f80b-40d7-8ba4-3903be0a0106" height="49" src="/sites/g/files/dgvnsk4981/files/inline-images/TN_spotlight_sm.png" width="43" class="align-left" /><a href="/news/spotlight/Woutrina-Smith">Spotlight on Dr. Woutrina Smith</a></p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Karen Shapiro, Ph.D. <p>Zoonotic infectious Diseases, Waterborne Infectious Disease, Wildlife Population Health</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee Jonna Mazet, Ph.D. <p>Infectious Disease, Toxicology</p> November 28, 2017 - 11:11am Deedee