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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Gregory D. Bossart, Ph.D.

Gregory D. Bossart, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
He has spent the last 29 years working in clinical domestic, marine mammal and avian medicine and wildlife pathology on a national and international basis. He has over 100 publications focused primarily on the pathologic basis of disease in wild animals. He has been in private veterinary practice and presently is a clinical veterinary consultant at aquarium and wildlife facilities in the US, Latin America and Asia. His recent published research has documented re-surging and emerging diseases in manatees, whales, dolphins, and birds. He has helped characterize the first viral disease in manatees and was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis in marine mammals and birds.

Selected Publications:

1.  Fair PA, Reif JS, Adams J, Hulsey T, Bossart GD. Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) as Sentinels of Environmental Health: Health Status of Dolphins from Two Southeast U.S. Estuarine Sites. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Halifax, N.S., September 22-26, 2008.

2.  Bossart G, Goldstein J, Kroell K, Reif J and McCulloch S. Ongoing Investigations of the Etiopathogenesis of Kogia Spp. Cardiomyopathy. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, St. Augustine, FL, April 22-25, 2008.

3.  Bossart G, Reif J and Fair P. The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as a Sentinel for Environmental and Human Health, Veterinary Assessment Findings from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, St. Augustine, FL, April 22-25, 2008.

4.  Mazzoil M, Reif J, McCulloch S, Murdoch M, Bechdel S, Howells E, Youngbluth M, Hansen L, Kilpatrick D and Bossart G. Home Ranges of Bottlenose Dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida: Environmental Correlates and Implications for the Interpretation of Health Status − Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, United States. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, St. Augustine, FL, April 22-25, 2008.

5.  Murdoch E, Reif J, Mazzoil M, McCulloch S, Fair P and Bossart G. Photo-identification for Estimation of Prevalence, Spatial Distribution and Temporal Trends of Lobomycosis in Bottlenose Dolphins from the Indian River Lagoon, Florida. Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference, St. Augustine, FL, April 22-25, 2008.

Gregory D. Bossart, Ph.D.

Gregory D. Bossart, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Veterinary Officer
Georgia Aquarium

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology,
University of Miami School of Medicine

V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. , Florida International University

Dr. Bossart's Contact Information

Email: gbossart@georgiaaquarium.org
 
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