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2006
Haydee A. Dabritz, E. Robert Atwill, Ian A. Gardner,Melissa A. Miller, and Patricia A. Conrad. 2006. Outdoor fecal deposition by free-roaming cats and attitudes of cat owners and nonowners toward stray pets, wildlife, and water pollution. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Vol. 229, No. 1, pp 74-81.

Haydee A. Dabritz, Ian A. Gardner, Melissa A. Miller, Michael R. Lappin, E. Robert Atwill, Andrea E. Packham, Ann C. Melli, and Patricia A. Conrad. Evaluation of two Toxoplasma gondii serologic tests used in a serosurvey of domestic cats in California. Submitted to Journal of Parasitology, July 2006.

2005
Conrad, P.A., M.A. Miller, C. Kreuder, E.R. James, J. Mazet , H. Dabritz, D. A. Jessup, F. Gulland and M.E. Grigg. Transmission of Toxoplasma: Clues from the study of sea otters as sentinels of Toxoplasma gondii flow into the marine environment. International Journal for Parsitology 35:1125-1168.

Miller, W.A., M. A. Miller, I. A. Gardner, E. R. Atwill, M. Harris, J. Ames, D. A. Jessup, A. C. Melli, D. Paradies, K. Worcester, P. Olin, N.M. Barnes and P.A. Conrad. New genotypes and factors associated with Cryptosporidium detection in mussels (Mytilus spp.) along the California coast.   International Journal for Parasitology. 35(10):1103-13.

Miller, W.A., E.R. Atwill, I.A. Gardner, M.A. Miller, H.M. Fritz, R.P. Hedrick, A.C. Melli, N.M. Barnes and P.A. Conrad. Clams (Corbicula fluminea) as bioindicators of fecal contamination with Cryptosporidium and Giardia spp. in freshwater ecosystems in California.  International Journal of Parasitology 35(6):673-84.

Kreuder, C., M. A. Miller, L.J. Lowenstine, P.A. Conrad, T.E. Carpenter, D. A. Jessup and J.A.K. Mazet. Evaluation of cardiac lesions and risk factors associated with myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). American Journal of Veterinary Research 66(2):289-99.

2004
Arkush, K.D., M.A. Miller, C.M. Leutenegger, I.A. Gardner, A.E. Packham, A.R. Heckeroth, A.M. Tenter, B.C. Barr and P.A. Conrad.  Molecular and bioassay-based detection of Toxoplasma gondii oocyst uptake by mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). International Journal for Parasitology 33(10):1087-1097.

Jessup, D.A., M. Miller, J. Ames, M. Harris, P. Conrad C. Kreuder and J.A.K. Mazet. 2004. The southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) as a sentinel of marine ecosystem health. Ecology and Health. 1(3): 239-245.

M. A. Miller , M. E. Grigg , C. Kreuder , E. R. James , A. C. Melli , P. R. Crosbie , D. A. Jessup , J. C. Boothroyd , D. Brownstein and P. A. Conrad. An unusual genotype of Toxoplasma gondii is common in California sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) and is a cause of mortality. International Journal for Parasitology 34(3):275-284.

2003
Hanni, K.D., J.A.K. Mazet, F.M.D. Gulland, J. Estes, M. Staedler, M.J. Murray, D.A. Jessup. Clinical pathological values and assessment of pathogen exposure in southern and Alaskan sea otters. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 39(4).

Kreuder, C., M. Miller, D. Jessup, L. Lowenstine M.D. Harris, J. Ames, T.E. Carpenter, P.A. Conrad, J.K. Mazet. Patterns of mortality in the southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris) from 1998-2001. Journal of Wildlife Disease 39(3):495-509.

Jessup, D.A. Good medicine for conservation: Comments, corrections and connections. Conservation Biology, 17(3) 1-4.

Gerber L.R., M.T. Tinker, D.F. Doak, J.E. Estes, D.A. Jessup. Mortality sensitivity in life-stage simulation analysis: A case study of Southern sea otters. Ecological Applications, In press.

Kannan, K., H. Nakata, N. Kajiwara, M. Watanabe, N.J. Thomas, D.A. Jessup and S. Kanabe. Profiles of polychlorinated biphenyl congeners, organochlorine pesticides and butyltins in southern sea otters and their prey: Implications for PCB metabolism. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. In press.

Hanni, K.D, Mazet, J.A.K, Gulland, F.M.D., Estes, J., Staedler, M., Murray, M., Miller, M., Jessup, D.A., Clinical pathology and assessment of pathogen exposure in southern and Alaskan sea otters. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39(4):837-850.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Final Revised Recovery Plan for the Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). Portland, Oregon. 165pp.

Conrad P.A., M. Miller, A. J. Kjemtrup, W. Smith and I.A. Gardner. The human-wildlife-domestic animal interface provides exciting research opportunities for parasitologists. Journal of Parasitology 89(Suppl.): S27-S36.

Estes J.A., B.H. Hatfield, K. Ralls, J. Ames. Causes of Mortality in California Sea Otters During Periods of Population Growth and Decline. Marine Mammal Science, 19(1):198-216.

Kreuder, C., M. Miller, D. Jessup, L. Lowenstine, M. Harris, J. Ames, T. Carpenter, P. Conrad, J. Mazet. Patterns of mortality in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) from 1998-2001. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 39:495-509.

2002
Estes, J.A., M.T. Tinker, T.M. Williams, D. Jessup, A. Johnson. Population biology of the California sea otter. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Newsletter

Aguirre, A.A., T.M. Ohara, T.R. Spraker and D.A. Jessup. Programs monitoring the health and conservation of marine mammals and their ecosystems. IN Aguirre, A.A., R.S. Ostfeld, C.A. House, G.M. Tabor and M.C. Pearl (eds.). Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health Practice. Oxford University Press, New York.

Miller, M.A.,I.A. Gardner, D. Paradies, K. Worcester, D. Jessup, E. Dodd, M. Harris, J. Ames, A. Packham, P.A. Conrad. Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). International Journal of Parasitology 32:997-1006.

Miller, M.A., I.A. Gardner, A. Packham, J.K. Mazet, K.D. Hanni, D. Jessup, J. Estes, R. Jameson, E. Dodd, B.C. Barr, L.J. Lowenstine, F.M. Gulland, P.A. Conrad. Evaluation of an indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for demonstration of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in the sea otter (Enhydra lutris). Journal of Parasitology, 88:594-599.

Miller, M..A., I. A. Gardner, C. Kreuder, D. M. Paradies, K. R.Worcester, D. Jessup, E. Dodd, M. D. Harris, J. A. Ames, A. E. Packham and P. A. Conrad. Coastal freshwater runoff is a risk factor for Toxoplasma gondii infection of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis). International Journal for Parasitology 32(8):997-1006.

Miller, M..A., I. A. Gardner, A. Packham, J. K. Mazet, K. D. Hanni, D. Jessup, R. Jameson, E. Dodd, B. C. Barr, L. J. Lowenstine, F. M. Gulland and P. A. Conrad. Evaluation of an indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT) for demonstration of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in the sea otter (Enhydra lutris). Journal of Parasitology 88:594-599.

Ziccardi, M., J. Mazet,I. Gardner, W. Boyce, M. Denison,. Validation of a cell culture bioassay for detection of petroleum exposure in mink (Mustela vison) as a model for detection in sea otters (Enhydra lutris). American Journal of Veterinary Research 63:963-968.

2001
Mazet, J.A.K., I Gardner, D. Jessup and L. Lowenstine. 2001. Effects of petroleum on mink applied as a model for reproductive success in sea otters. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37(4):686-692.

Mazet, J.,I. Gardner, D. Jessup, and L. Lowenstine. Effects of petroleum on mink applied as a model for reproductive success in sea otters. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37:686-692.

Miller, M. A., P. R. Crosbie, K. Sverlow, K. Hanni, B.C. Barr, N. Kock, M. J. Murray, L. J. Lowenstine, and P.A. Conrad. Isolation and characterization of Sarcocystis from brain tissue of a free-living southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) with fatal meningoencephalitis. Parasitology Research 87:252-257.

VanBlaricom, G.R., J.A. Ames, M.D. Harris, and R.A. Hardy. Sea Otter, In: California’s Living Marine Resources: A Status Report. Leet, W.S., C.M. Dewees, R. Klingbeil, and E.J. Larson, editors. Calif. Dept. of Fish and Game. 536-540pp.

2000
Mazet, J.A.K., I. Gardner, D. Jessup, and L. Lowenstine. 2000. Changes in hematologic and clinical chemistry values following petroleum product exposure on mink as models for seaotters. A.J.V.R. 61(10)1197-1203.

Mazet, J.,I. Gardner, D. Jessup, L. Lowenstine, and W. Boyce. Evaluation of changes in hematologic and clinical biochemical values after exposure to petroleum products in mink (Mustela vison) as a model for assessment of sea otters (Enhydra lutris). American Journal of Veterinary Research 61:1197-1203.

1999
Ham-Lamme K.D., D.P. King, B.C. Taylor, C. House, D.A. Jessup, P.K. Yochem, M.D. Gulland, D.A. Ferrick, J.L. Stott. 1999. The application of immuno-assays for the serological detection of morbilivirus exposure in free-ranging harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) and sea otters (Enhydra lutris) from the west coast of the United States. Marine Mammal Science 15(2):601-608.

Taylor B.C., R.M. Bothridge, D.A. Jessup, J.L. Stott. 1999 Measurement of serum immunoglobulin G concentration in killer whales and sea otters by radial immunodiffusion. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.

1997
Jessup D.A. Oil spills and wildlife. Proceedings of the North American VeterinaryConference, pp 809-810.

Jessup D.A., J.A.K. Mazet, J. Ames. Oiled wildlife care for sea otters and other marine animals in California: A government, private sector, not-for-profit cooperative. Endangered Species Update 13(12)53-56. Reprinted in 1998 AAZK Crisis Management Resource Notebook.

Jessup D.A. Oiled wildlife care as part of a comprehensive oil spill prevention and response program: Legal, political, and social justifications. Fifth International Effects of Oil on Wildlife Proceedings. pp 176-179.

Mazet, J.A.K., I Gardner, D. Jessup, J. Rittenburg. Field assay for the detection of petroleum products in wildlife. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 59:513-519.

Jessup D.A., J.A.K. Mazet.. Focusing on sea otters: The Santa Cruz oiled wildlife veterinary care and research center. Fifth International Effects of Oil on Wildlife Proceedings, pp 181-184. Reprinted 1998 in Proceedings of the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council.

Jessup D. and J. Mazet. Oiled wildlife care for sea otters in California: A government, private sector, not-for-profit partnership. California and the World Ocean 1997. State of California Resources Agency.

Pattison, C.A., M.D. Harris and F.E. Wendell. Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris, Mortalities in California, 1968 through 1993. Calif. Fish and Game, Admin. Report 97-5.

1996
Watson, J. (editor). Special Issue: Conservation and Management of the Southern Sea Otter. Endangered Species Update 13(12). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 91pp.

1995
Williams, T.M. and R.W. Davis (editors). Emergency Care and Rehabilitation of Oiled Sea Otters: A Guide for Oil Spills Involving Fur-Bearing Marine Mammals. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, AK. 279pp.

1994
Wendell, F. Relationship Between Sea Otter Range Expansion and Red Abalone Abundance and Size Distribution in Central California. Calif. Fish and Game 80(2):45-56.

1990
Riedman, M.L. and J.A. Estes. The Sea Otter: (Enhydra lutris): Behavior, Ecology, and Natural History. U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Biol. Rep. 90(14). 126pp.

1986
Wendell, F.E., R.A. Hardy, J.A. Ames and R.T. Burge. Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Sea Otter, Enhydra lutris, Range Expansion and the Loss of the Pismo Clam Fisheries. Calif. Fish and Game, 72(4): 197-212

Wendell, F.E., R.A. Hardy, and J.A. Ames. An Assessment of the Accidental Take of Sea Otters, Enhydra lutris, in Gill and Trammel Nets. Calif. Fish and Game, Marine Resources Tech. Report No. 54.

1982
Cicin-Sain, B., P.M. Grifman, and J.B. Richards (editors). Social Science Perspectives on Managing Conflicts Between Marine Mammals and Fisheries. Marine Policy Program, Marine Science Institute University of California at Santa Barbara and University of California Cooperative Extension. 347pp.

1969
Kenyon, K.W. The Sea Otter in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. North American Fauna 68. 352pp.

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