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Fair, P. A., Schaefer, A. M., Houser, D. S., Bossart, G. D., Romano, T. A., Champagne, C. D., … Reiff, J. S. (2017, May 3). The environment as a driver of immune and endocrine responses in dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). 10.1371/journal.pone.0176202

Adams J, Houde M, Muir D, Speakmand T, Bossart GD, Fair PA.  Land use and the spatial distribution of perfluoroalkyl compounds as measured in the plasma of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Marine Environmental Research. 66: 430-437, 2008.

Bossart GD, Romano TA, Peden-Adams MM, Rice CD, Fair PA, Goldstein JD, Cammen K, and Reif JS. Hematological, biochemical and immunological findings in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with orogenital papillomas. Aquatic Mammals. 34(2): 166-177, 2008.

Fayer R, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Santin M. Examination of naturally exposed bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for microsporidia, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. Journal of Parasitology. 94(1): 143-147, 2008. Mazzoil M, Reif JS, Youngbluth M, Murdoch EM, Bechdel  SE, Howells E, McColluch SD, Hansen LJ, Bossart GD. Home Ranges of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Fl. EcoHealth.  5: 278-288, 2008.

Mazzoil M, Reif JS, Youngbluth M, Murdoch EM, Bechdel  SE, Howells E, McColluch SD, Hansen LJ, Bossart GD. Home Ranges of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Fl. EcoHealth.  5: 278-288, 2008.

Montie EW, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Mitchum GB, Houde M, Muir DCG, Letcher RJ, McFee WE, Starczak VR, Stegeman JJ, Hahn ME. Cytochrome P4501A1 expression, polychlorinated biphenyls and hydroxylated metabolites, and adipocyte sixe of bottlenose dolphins from the southeast United States. Aquatic Toxicology. 86: 397-412, 2008.

Murdoch ME, Reif JS, Mazzoil M, McCulloch SD, Fair PA, Bossart GD. Lobomycosis in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)  from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: Estimation of prevalence, temporal trends, and spatial distribution. EcoHealth. 5: 289-297, 2008.

Rector A, Stevens H, Lacave G, Lemey P, Mostmans S, Salbany A, Vos M, Van Doorslaer K, Ghim SJ, Rehtanz M, Bossart GD, Jenson AB, Van Ranst M. Genomic characterization of novel dolphin papillomaviruses provides indications for recombination within the PapillomavairidaeVirology. 378: 151-161, 2008.

Rehtanz M, Bossart GD, Doescher B, Rector A, Van Ranst M, Fair P, Jenson AB, Ghim S. Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) papillomaviruses: Vaccine antigen candidates and screening test development. Veterinary Microbiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2008.06.017, 2008.

Reif JS, Fair PA, Adams J, Joseph B, Kilpatrick DS, Sanchez R, Goldstein JD, Townsend FI, McCulloch SD, Mazzoil M, Zolman ES, Hansen LJ, Bossart GD. Evaluation and comparison of the health status of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. Journal of the American Veterinary Association. 233: 299-307, 2008.

Stavros HCW, Bossart GD, Hulsey TC, Fair PA. Trace element concentrations in blood of free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): influence of age, sex and location.  Marine Pollution Bulletin. 56: 348-379, 2008.

Bechdel SE, Mazzoil MS, Murdoch ME, Howells EM, Reif JS, McCulloch SD, Schaefer AM, Bossart GD.  Prevalence and impacts of motorized vessels on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Aquatic Mammals. 35: 367-377, 2009.

Bossart GD.  Emerging diseases in marine mammals (Book Chapter). McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill Co., New York. pp: 103-105, 2009.

Fair PA, Lee HB, Adams J, Darling C, Pacepavicius MA, Bossart GD, Henry N, Muir D. Occurrence of triclosan in plasma of wild Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and their environment.  Environmental Pollution. 157: 2248-2254, 2009.

Houde M, Pacepavicius G, Darling C, Fair PA, Alaee M, Bossart GD, Solomon KR, Letcher RJ, Bergman A, Marsh G, Muir DCG. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers and their hydroxylated analogs in plasma of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops turncatus) from the United States east coast.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 28(10): 2061-2068, 2009.

Howells EM, Reif JS, Bechdel SE, Murdoch ME, Bossart GD, McCulloch SD,  Mazzoil, MS.  A novel case of non-offspring adoption in a free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Aquatic Mammals. 35 (1): 43-47, 2009.

Johnson WR, Tarralba M, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Nelson K, Morris PJ. Novel diversity of bacterial communities associated with bottlenose dolphin upper respiratory tracts.  Environmental Microbiology Reports. 1(6): 55-562, 2009.

Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Rosario-Delestre RJ, Alsina-Guerreron MM, Falcón-Matos L, Guzmán-Ramírez L, Williams EH, Bossart GD, Reidenberg JS. Asphyxiation in a bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from Puerto Rico due to choking on a black margate (Anisotremus surinamensis). Aquatic Mammals 35(1): 48-54, 2009.

Mollenhauer MAM, Carter BJ, Peden-Adams MM, Bossart GD, Fair PA. Gene expression changes in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) skin cells following exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) or perfluorrooctane sulfonate (PFOS).  Aquatic Toxicology. 91: 10-18, 2009.

Rehtanz M, Bossart GD, Doescher B, Rector A, Van Rast M, Fair PA, Jenson AB, Ghim SJ. Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) papillomaviruses: Vaccine antigen candidates and screening test development.  Veterinary Microbiology. 133: 43-53, 2009.

Reif JS, Peden-Adams MM, Romano TA, Rice CD, Fair PA, Bossart GD.  Immune dysfunction in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with lobomycosis . Medical Mycology. 47: 125-135, 2009.

Schaefer AM, Reif JS, Goldstein JD, Ryan CN, Fair PA, Bossart GD. Serological evidence of exposure to selected pathogens in free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. Aquatic Mammals. 35: 163-170, 2009.

Schaefer, AM, Goldstein JD, Reif JS, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Antibiotic-resistant organisms cultured from Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting estuarine waters of Charleston SC and Indian River Lagoon, Fl.  EcoHealth. 6: 33-41, 2009.

Schwacke LH, Hall AJ, Townsend FI, Wells RS, Hansen LJ, Hohn AA, Bossart GD, Fair PA, Rowles TK. Hematologic and serum biochemical reference intervals for free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and variation in the distributions of clinicopathologic values related to geographic sampling site. American Journal of Veterinary Research.  70(8): 973-985, 2009.

Bossart GD, Reif JS, Schaefer AM, Goldstein J, Fair PA, Saliki JT.  Morbillivirus infection in free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the southeastern United States: Seroepidemiologic and pathologic evidence of subclinical infection. Veterinary Microbiology 143: 160-166, 2010.

Fair P, Adams J, Mitchum G, Hulsey T, Reif J, Houde M, Muir D, Wirth E, Wetzel D, Zolman E, McFee W, Bossart GD. Contaminant blubber burdens in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from two southeastern US estuarine areas: Concentrations and patterns of PCBs, pesticides, PBDEs, PFCs, and PAHs. Science of the Total Environment.  408: 1577-1597, 2010.

Rehtanz M, Ghim SJ, McFee W, Doescher B, Lacave G, Fair PA, Reif JS, Bossart GD, Jenson AB. Papillomaviruses antibody prevalence in free-ranging and captive bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 46(1): 136-145, 2010.

Staggs L, St. Leger J, Bossart GD, Townsend Jr. FI, Hicks C, Rinaldi M.  A novel case of Fusarium oxysporum infection in an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine.  41(2): 287-290, 2010.

Bossart GD, Romano T, Peden-Adams M, Schaefer A, McCulloch S, Goldstein J, Rice C, Saliki J, Fair P, Reif JS.  Clinicoimmunopathologic findings in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with positive morbillivirus titers. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 97: 103–112, 2011.

Bossart, GD. Marine mammals as sentinel species for oceans and human health.  Veterinary Pathology. 48(3): 676-690, 2011. Mazzoil M, Murdoch E, Reif JS, Bechdel SE, Howells E, De Sieyes M, Lawrence C, Bossart GD, McCulloch SD. Site fidelity and movement of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)  on Florida’s east coast: Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon estuary. Florida Scientist. 74(1): 25-37, 2011.

Morris PJ, Johnson WR, Pisani J, Bossart GD, Adams J, Reif JS, Fair PA.  Isolation of culturable microorganisms from free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)  from the southeastern United States.  Veterinary Microbiology. 148: 440-447, 2011.

Murdoch ME, Mazzoil M, McCulloch S, Bechdel S, O’Corry-Crowe G, Bossart GD, Reif JS, Lacaziosis in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the coastal Atlantic Ocean, Florida USA.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 92: 69-73, 2011.

Schaefer AM, Stavros HCW, Bossart GD, Fair PA, Goldstein JD, Reif JS. Association between mercury and hepatic, renal, endocrine, and hematological parameters in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) along the eastern coast of Florida and South Carolina. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. 61: 688-695, 2011.

Stavros HCW, Stolen M, Durden WN, McFee W, Bossart GD, Fair PA. Correlation and toxicological inference of trace elements in tissues from stranded and free-ranging bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).   Chemosphere. 82: 1649-1661, 2011.

Bossart GD, Arheart K, Hunt M, Clauss T, Leppert L, Roberts K, McCulloch S, Goldstein JD, Gonzalez C, Sweeney J, Stone R, Fair PA, Cray C. Protein electrophoresis of serum from healthy Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Aquatic Mammals. 38(4): 412-417, 2012. Fair PA, Houde M, Hulsey TC,

Bossart GD, Adams J, Balthis L, Muir DCG. Assessment of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) in plasma of bottlenose dolphins from two southeast US estuarine areas: Relationship with age, sex and geographic locations. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64: 66-74, 2012 72.       Goldstein JD, Shaefer AM, McCulloch SD, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Reif JS. Clinicopathologic findings from Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with cytologic evidence of gastric inflammation.  Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 43(4): 730-738, 2012.

Mazzaro LM, Johnson SP, Fair PA, Bossart GD, Carlin KP, Jensen ED, Smith CR, Andrews GA, Chavey PS, Venn-Watson S. Iron Indices in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Comparative Medicine. 62(6): 508-515, 2012.

McFee WE, Adams JD, Fair PA, Bossart GD.  Age distribution and growth of two Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) populations from capture-release studies in the southeastern United States. Aquatic Mammals. 38(1): 17-30, 2012. 82.      

Rehtanz M, Bossart GD, Fair PA, Reif JS, Ghim SJ, Jenson AB. Papillomaviruses and herpesviruses: Who is who in genital tumor development of free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)?  Veterinary Microbiology. 160: 297-304, 2012.

Bossart GD, Hurley W, Biedenbach G, Denny M, Borkowski R, Goricki C, Searcy E, Roberts K, Reif J. Pathologic findings in stranded cetaceans from northeastern Florida.  Florida Scientist. 76(1): 36-50, 2013.

Bergfelt DR, Steinetz BG, Reif JS, Schaefer AM, Bossart GD, Mazzoil MS, Zolman E, Fair PA.  Evaluation of single-sample analysis of progesterone in combination with relaxin for diagnosis of pregnancy in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Aquatic Mammals. 39(2): 198-206, 2013.

Cray C, Arheart KL, Hunt M, Clauss TM, Leppert LL, Roberts K, McCulloch SD, Goldstein JD, Gonzalez C, Sweeney J, Stone R, Fair PA, Bossart GD. Acute phase protein quantitation in serum samples from healthy Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 25(1): 107-111, 2013.

Hickie BE, Cadieux MA, Riehl KN, Bossart GD, Alava JJ, Fair PA.  Modeling PCB-bioaccumulaiton in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Estimating a dietary threshold concentration.  Environmental Science and Technology.  DOI: 10.1021/es403166b, 2013.

Lee RF, Bulski K, Adams JD, Peden-Adams M, Bossart GD, King L, Fair PA. DNA strand breaks (comet assay) in blood lymphocytes from wild bottlenose dolphins. Marine Pollution Bulletin. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.06.017, 2013.

Lewis L, Lamb SV, Schaefer AM, Reif JS, Bossart GD, Fair PA.  Influence of collection and storage conditions of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) measurements in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Aquatic Mammals.  39(4): 324-329, 2013

Reif JS, Schaefer AM, Bossart GD.  Lobomycosis: Risk of zoonotic transmission from dolphins to humans. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases. 13(10): 689-693, 2013.

Richards VP, Greig TW, Fair PA, McCulloch SD, Politz C, Natoli A, Driscoll CA, Hoelzel AR, David V, Bossart GD, Lopez JV. Patterns of population structure for inshore bottlenose dolphins along the eastern United States. Journal of Heredity. 104: 765-778, 2013.

Bossart GD, Romano T, Peden-Adams M, Schaefer A, McCulloch S, Goldstein J, Fair P, Cray C,  Reif JS. Clinicoimmunopathologic findings in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with positive Chlamydiaceae antibodies. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 2014. In press.

Browning NE, McCulloch SD, Bossart GD, Worthy AJ. Fine-scale population structure of estuarine bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) assessed using stable isotope ratios and fatty acid signature analyses. Marine Biology DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2420-z, 2014.

Wirth JR, Peden-Adams MM, White ND, Bossart GD, Fair PA. In vitro exposure of DE-71, a penta-PBDE mixture on immune endpoints in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and B6C3F1 mice. Journal of Applied Toxicology.  DOI 10.1002/jat.3008. 2014.

Schaefer AM, Jensen EL, Bossart GD, Reif JS.  Hair Mercury Concentrations and Fish Consumption Patterns in Florida Residents.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11: 6709-6726. DOI:10.3390/ijerph110706709. 2014.

Fair PA, Balthis L, Kannan, K, De Silva A, Wu Q, French KM, Houde M, Muir DCG, Daugomah J, Spencer C, Bossart GD, White ND.  Dolphins as sentinels for sediment perflouroalkyl substances (PFASs) contamination in estuarine areas of Charleston, SC.  Poster session: SETAC North America.  35th Annual Meeting; 2014 November 12; Vancouver, BC Canada.

Farquier D, Goldstein T, Colegrove K, Rotstein D, DiGiovanni Jr. RA, McLellan W, Northeast and Southeast Atlantic Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Habecker P, Coffee L, Howerth EW, Gottdenker N, Bossart G, St. Leger J, Waltzek TB, Wellehan J, Saliki, JT, Nielsen O, Garron M, Mase-Guthrie B, Rowles TK. Dolphin Morbillivirus Outbreak and the 2013-2014 Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Unusual Mortality Event.  63rd Annual International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. July 27-August 1, 2014.  Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Fair PA, Schaefer AM, Romano TM, Bossart GD, Lamb SV, Reif JS.  Stress response of wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) during capture-release assessment studies.  General and Comparative Endocrinology. 206: 203-212. 2014.

Browning NE, McCulloch SD, Bossart GD, Worthy GAJ.  Fine-scale population structure of estuarine bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) assessed using stable isotope ratios and fatty acid signature analyses.  Marine Biology.  DOI 10.1007/s00227-014-2420-z.  2014.

Fauquier DA, Goldstein T, Colegrove KM, Rotstein DS, DiGiovanni Jr. RA, McLellan WA, Northeast and Southeast Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Habecker P, Coffee L, Swist S, Howerth EW, Gottdenker N, Bossart GD, St. Leger J, Waltzek TB, Wellehan T, Saliki JT, Nielsen O, Garron M, Mase-Guthrie B, Rowles TK. The 2013-2014 Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Unusual Mortality Event and Dolphin Morbilivirus. 46th Annual International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference. April 6-10, 2015. Chicago, Illinois.

Schaefer AM, Murdoch Titcomb E, Jensen EL, Fair PA, Stavros HW, Mazzoil M, Bossart GD, Reif JS. Mercury concentrations in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida and local human residents: Patterns of distribution. 5th Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, Gainesville, Fl. June 2015.

Fauquier DA, Goldstein T, Colegrove KM, Rotstein DS, DiGiovanni Jr. RA, McLellan WA, Northeast and Southeast Atlantic Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Rosel P, Wilcox L, Stolen M, Urian K, Habecker P, Coffee L, Swist S, Howerth EW, Gottdenker N, Bossart G, St. Leger J, Waltzek TB, Wellehan JFX, Saliki JT, Nielsen O, Morris SE, Zelner J, Grenfell BT, Garron M, Mase-Guthrie B, Rowles TK. Dolphin Morbilivirus and the 2013-2015 Mid-Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)Unusual Mortality Event. 21st biennial Conference on Marine Mammals. San Francisco, CA. December 13-18, 2015.

McCulloch SD, Goldstein JD, Walsh M, Pelton C, Bossart GD. Cost, Benefits and Solutions An Overview of Planning and Executing Marine Mammal Health and Environmental Risk Assessments and Interventions. 5th Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference. Gainesville, FL. June 2-4, 2015.

Bossart GD, Schaefer AM, McCulloch S, Goldstein J, Fair PA, Reif JS. Mucocutaneous lesions from free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins,Tursiops truncatus, from the southeastern United States. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 115:175-184. 2015.

Reif JS, Schaefer AM, Bossart GD. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as a sentinel for exposure to mercury in humans: closing the loop. Veterinary Sciences. (2)407-422: doi:10.3390/vetsci2040407. 2015.

Schaefer AM, Titcomb EM, Fair PA, Stavros HC, Mazzoil M, Bossart GD, Reif JS. Mercury concentrations in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: Patterns of spatial and temporal distribution. Marine Poll Bull. 97: 544-547. 2015.

Jaing C, Thissen JB, Gardner S, McLoughlin K, Slezak T, Bossart GD, Fair PA. Pathogen surveillance in wild bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus.Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 116:83-91. 2015.

Schaefer AM, Reif JS, Guzman EA, Bossart GD, Ottuso P, Snyder J, Medalie N, Rosato R, Han S, Fair PA, McCarthy PJ. Toward the identification, characterization and experimental culture of Lacazia loboi from Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Medical Mycology. DOI: 10.1093/mmy/myw011. 2016.

Lewis LM, Schaefer AM, Reif JS, Bossart GD, Fair PA. Plasma vitamin concentrations (α- and γ- tocopherols, retinol, retinyl palmitate, and ascorbic acid) in two free-ranging dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)populations. Aquatic Mammals. 42(3), 363-371. 2016.

Manatee Publications

Dona MG, Rehnatz M, Adimey NM, Bossart GD, Jenson AB, Bnde RK, Ghim SJ. Seroepidemiology of TmPV1 infection in captive and wild Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 47(3):  673-684, 2011.

Bonde RK, Mignucci-Giannoni A, Bossart GD. Sirenian Pathology and Mortality Assessment (Book Chapter). Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries. (Hines, Reynolds, Aragones, Mignucci-Giannoni, Marmontel, eds.). University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  pp: 148-156, 2012.

Bossart GD, Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Rivera-Guzman AL, Jimenez-Marrero NM, Camus AC, Bonde RK, Dubey JP, Reif JS. Disseminated toxoplasmosis in Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) from Puerto Rico.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 101: 139-144, 2012.

Ghim S, Joh J, Mignucci-Giannoni AA, Rivera-Guzman AL, Falcon-Matos L, Alsina-Guerrero MM, Rodriguez-Villanueva M, Jenson AB, Bossart GD.  Genital Papillomatosis Associated with Two Novel Mucosotropic Papillomaviruses from a Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris).  Aquatic Mammals. 40(20): 189-194. 2014.