Feb. 22, 2022

52. Why Dolphins Need Salt

52. Why Dolphins Need Salt
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On this weeks episode of Aquadocs, host Michelle Greenfield interviews Dr. Ryan Takeshita, Deputy Director of Conservation Medicine and Research Scientist with the National Marine Mammal Foundation about his recent paper on lower salinity levels in the gulf coast off the Mississippi River delta. Dolphins experiencing low salinity can often get skin lesions that can lead to necrotic (rotting) flesh. Tune in to this week's episode to learn more about the surprising findings from this research. 

The paper for this episode can be found at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34591903/