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Dr. Lance Adams , Aquarium of the Pacific | Lisa Bartley, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

November 7, 2004

Clinical Research Using a Neonicitenoid (Capstar, Nitenpyram)  buttonLink

Current treatment for this Lernea sp. parasite (arthropod) requires the use of toxic materials that are hazardous to the environment, staff, and to sensitive animals in aquariums.

Aquarium Education Program

Dr. Lance Adams and Jodi Michalkiewicz, Aquarium of the Pacific | Dr. Ian Gordon, Dr. Christine Ma-Agas, Veterans Affairs Hospital Long Beach, Department of Vascular Surgery

November 7, 2004

Clinical Research Using Regranex to Treat Head and Lateral Line Erosionsin Marine Fish (2004)  buttonLink

The purpose of this study was to develop a more practical and cost-effective protocol for the treatment of HLLE in fish using Regranex.

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Dr. Jim Hicks | Dr. Suzy Muns, University of California Irvine | Dr. Lance Adams, Aquarium of the Pacific | Dr. Todd Schmidt, Dr. Judy St. Ledger, Sea World of California

November 7, 2003

Evaluation of the Breathing Patterns of Normal and Respiratory Diseased Olive Ridley Sea Turtles  buttonLink

In 2003 the Aquarium transported two normal Olive Ridley sea turtles to the University of California Irvine to serve as controls for the respiratory disease turtles used in the study. The turtles were attached to a custom pnuemotachography mask to measure the components of the respiratory cycle.

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Dr. Lance Adams, Aquarium of the Pacific and Jack Jewell, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

November 7, 2003

Vitamin D Levels in Green Sea Turtles (2003)  buttonLink

In cooperation with Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, the Aquarium of the Pacific participated in a study aimed at determining the relationship between a sea turtle’s access to UV light and its ability to produce and metabolize vitamin D.

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Deborah Wisti, American Museum of Natural History

November 7, 2003

Molecular Phylogeny of Lorikeets (2003)  buttonLink

The Aquarium of the Pacific contributed tissue samples to this researcher who was conducting studies aimed at determining the phylogeny of this distinct group of psittacine birds.

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