VIROLOGY: Canine Virus Blamed in Caspian Seal Deaths (p. 2017)
This Week in SCIENCE
September 22 2000, 289 (5487)
Richard Stone

Canine distemper virus has been identified as the most likely cause of a
die-off of thousands of seals in the Caspian Sea earlier this year.
Although the findings by two independent research groups allay fears of a
threat to humans, they heighten concerns about the survival of the
imperiled species.