Why Floridas cormorants looked drunk
Veterinarians now think toxic algal tides are behind the mysterious disorder that makes Floridas cormorants appear intoxicated.
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Gregory D. Bossart
University of Miami
School of Medicine
Division of Comparative Pathology
1550 NW 10th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
David A. Jessup
California Department of Fish and Game
Marine Wildlife Veterinary Care and Research Center
1451 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
P.O. Box 150
Sanibel, FL 33957
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