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Helena Sofia Gomes Costa

PhD candidate Nord UniversityFaculty for Biosciences and Aquaculture
Work address Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture Nord University Post box 1490 Bodø 8049 Norway
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PhD project title:

The effects of pollutants and infectious disease on the health of the humpback whale.

PhD project description:

For my PhD I will be investigating which pathogens and pollutants the humpbacks whales of the Eastern North Atlantic population are exposed to, and studying the effects of this exposure on their health.

Start date: June 2021
Planned submission date: June 2024


Courtney A. Waugh (Nord University, Steinskjer, Norway)
Jorge Fernandes (Nord University, Bodø, Norway)
Susan Bengston Nash (Griffith University, Australia)

Scientific publications:

  1. Costa H, Klein J, Breines EM, Nollens HH, Matassa K, Garron M, Duignan PJ, Schmitt T, Goldstein T and Tryland M (2021) A Comparison of Parapoxviruses in North American Pinnipeds. Front. Vet. Sci. 8:653094. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.653094