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A Parasite Spread by Cat Poop Is Infecting (and Probably Killing) Whales in Canada
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
It's a lot for a cetacean to worry about, and now, according to recent research, whales can add "cat poop" to their list of concerns. In the new study, published online Sept. 27 in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, a team of marine researchers from Canada tested the brain and heart tissues of 34 beluga whales. The animals died in Quebec, Canada's St. Lawrence Estuary between 2009 and 2012. read more


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