Published: June 7, 2022
jamie Dain

Laboratory Manager Dana Calhoun MS, LVT, and Research Technician, Jamie Curtis, were invited to the Denver Nature and Science Museum to dissect P. Haliaetus commonly known as osprey. Rough dissections were made at the facility to remove the gastrointestinal tracts of five ospreys. Back in the lab, Dana has been carefully dissecting in hopes to find a unique trematode genus Scaphanocephalus, which is linked to an outbreak in marine fishes within the Caribbean. This project has expanded to numerous sources collecting osprey GI tracts in order to determine the parasite’s range through North America.