Research

Andrea has worked in several capacities to better understand the link between marine mammal and human health with research directed towards understanding and interpreting interdisciplinary aspects of ocean health.  Interpreting and communicating these results and their significance for public outreach, management and policy platforms is of great importance.

Integrating community science to understand marine mammal-fishery and ecosystem interactions has risen to the top of the priority list.

Selected Scientific Publications, by Research Focus Area

Community Science and Coexistence

Bogomolni, A., Nichols, O. C., & Allen, D. (2021). A Community Science Approach to Conservation Challenges Posed by Rebounding Marine Mammal Populations: Seal-Fishery Interactions in New EnglandFrontiers in Conservation Science2, 34.

Marine Mammal and Ecosystem Health

AL Bass, AL Bogomolni, GA Early, OC Nichols, K Patchett. 2016. Seals and ecosystem health: meeting report of the Northwest Atlantic Seal Research Consortium. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 2016-01.

Marine Mammal Diet

Hernandez, Keith Michael, Andrea L. Bogomolni, J. H. Moxley, G. T. Waring, R. A. DiGiovanni Jr, M. O. Hammill, D. W. Johnston, Lisa Sette, and M. J. Polito. “Seasonal variability and individual consistency in gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) isotopic niches.” Canadian Journal of Zoology 97, no. 11 (2019): 1071-1077.

Marine Disease Diagnostics

Frasca, S. Jr., Gast, RJG, Bogomolni, A. and S. Szczpanek. Marine Disease Ecology- Diagnostics. Section 3: Chapter 11. Working with Infectious Diseases. Oxford University Press.

Bogomolni, A., Frasca Jr, S., Nielsen, O., De Guise, S. 2015. Development of a One Step Duplex RT-qPCR Assay for the Detection of PDV. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(2) 454-465.

Marine Mammal Pathogen Surveillance and Susceptibility 

Puryear, W., Sawatzki, K., Bogomolni, A., Hill, N., Foss, A., Stokholm, I., … & Runstadler, J. (2021). Longitudinal analysis of pinnipeds in the northwest Atlantic provides insights on endemic circulation of phocine distemper virusProceedings of the Royal Society B288(1962), 20211841.

Puryear WB, Keogh M, Hill N, Moxley J, Josephson E, Davis KR, Bandoro C, Lidgard D, Bogomolni A, Levin M, Lang S. 2016. Prevalence of influenza A virus in live-captured North Atlantic gray seals: a possible wild reservoir. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 2016 Aug 1;5(8): e81.

Rose, Julie; Gast, Rebecca; Bogomolni, Andrea; Ellis, Julie; Lentell, Betty; Touhey, Kathleen; Moore, Michael. 2009. Occurrence and patterns of antibiotic resistance in vertebrates off the Northeastern United States coast. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 67: 421-431, 2009.

Bogomolni, A. Assessing differences in species susceptibility to Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV) in harp, harbor and grey seals of the Northwest Atlantic. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Connecticut 2014.

Bogomolni AL, Gast RJ, Ellis JC, Dennett M, Pugliares KR, Lentell BJ, Moore MJ. 2008. Victims or vectors: a survey of marine vertebrate zoonoses from coastal waters of the Northwest Atlantic. DAO 81: 13-38, 2008.

Lasek-Nesselquist E, Bogomolni AL, Gast RJ, Welch DM, Ellis JC, Sogin ML, Moore MJ.2008. Molecular characterization of Giardia intestinalis haplotypes in marine animals: variation and zoonotic potential, DAO 81:39-51.

Fisheries Bycatch and Marine Mammal Pathophysiology

Bernaldo de Quiros Y. Hartwick M, RotsteinD, GarnerM, Bogomolni A, GreerW, NiemeyerM, EarlyG, WenzelF, Moore M. 2018. Discrimination between Bycatch and Other Causes of Cetacean and Pinniped Stranding. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 2018. Vol. 127: 83–95.  https://doi.org/10.3354/dao03.

Bernaldo de Quirós Y, Seewald J.S., Sylva SP, Greer W, Niemeyer M, Bogomolni AL, Moore MJ.  2015. Compositional discrimination of decompression and decomposition gas bubbles in bycaught seals and dolphins. PLOS One 8:12, e83994, 2013.

Paul D. Jepson, Michelle Barbieri, Susan G. Barco, Yara Bernaldo de Quiros, Andrea Bogomolni, Kerri Danil, Teri Rowles. Peracute underwater entrapment of pinnipeds and cetaceans. Chapter in:  Moore, MJ, van der Hoop, J, Barco, SG, Costidis, AM, Gulland, FM, Jepson, PD, Moore, KT, Raverty S, McLellan, WA. (Editors) (2013). Criteria and case definitions for serious injury and death of pinnipeds and cetaceans caused by anthropogenic trauma: underwater entrapment, chronic entanglement, sharp and blunt vessel, and gunshot. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 103: 229–264.

Michael J. Moore, Andrea L. Bogomolni, Sophie E. Dennison, Greg Early, Michael M. Garner, Brett A. Hayward, Betty J. Lentell, and David S. Rotstein. 2009. Gas bubbles in seals, dolphins and porpoises entangled and drowned at depth in gill nets. Veterinary Pathology January 27, 2009. 

Seals and Fisheries Interactions

Nichols, O., Bogomolni, A., Matassa, K. Early, G. Sette, L. and S. Wood. 2012. Gulf of Maine Seals- Fisheries Interactions and Integrated Research. Workshop proceedings Technical Report WHOI document 2012-12.

Marine Mammal Immunotoxicology

Bogomolni A., Bass A., Fire S., Jasperse L., Levin M., Waring G., De Guise S. 2016. Saxitoxin Increases Phocine Distemper Virus Replication upon In-Vitro Infection in Harbor Seal Immune Cells. Harmful Algae 51, 89-96.

Gebhard E., Levin M., Bogomolni A., De Guise S. 2015. Immunomodulatory effects of brevetoxin (PbTx-3) upon in vitro exposure in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Harmful Algae 44, 54-62.

Bogomolni, A Frasca Jr S., Levin M., Matassa K., Nielsen O., Waring G., De Guise S. 2015. In-Vitro Exposure of Harbor Seal Immune Cells to Aroclor 1260 Alters Phocine Distemper Virus Replication, Archives of Environmental Toxicology (2015) 1-12.

Novel Technology & Tools for Marine Mammal Population Biology and Health

Moxley J, Bogomolni A, Hammil M, Moore K, Polito M, Sette L, Sharp B, Waring G, Gilbert J, Halpin P, Johnston D. 2017. Google Haul Out: Earth-Observation Imagery and Digital Aerial Surveys in Coastal Wildlife Management and Abundance Estimation. Bioscience 67, 8: 760-768.

Maria Clara Iruzun Martins, Lisa Sette, Elizabeth Josephson, Andrea Bogomolni, Kathryn Rose, Sarah M Sharp, Misty Niemeyer, Michael Moore. 2019. Unoccupied Aerial System assessment of entanglement in Northwest Atlantic gray seals (Halichoerus grypus), Marine Mammal Science.

Marine Mammal Necropsy and Mortality Trends

Pugliaris, K., Bogomolni, A., Touhey, K., Herzig, S. Harry, C.T., and M. Moore. Marine Mammal Necropsy: An Introductory Guide for Stranding Responders and Field Biologists. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report-WHOI-2007-06, September 2007.

Campbell-Malone, R and Bogomolni, A.L. Marine Mammal Forensics: Chapter in Wildlife Forensics, CRC Press, Ed. 2013. Dr J.E. and M. Cooper.  770 pp. 

Bogomolni, Andrea, Pugliares, Katie R, Sharp, Sarah M., Patchett, Kristen, Harry, Charles T., LaRocque, Jane M., Touhey, Kathleen M., and Michael Moore. Mortality Trends of Stranded Marine Mammals on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, U.S.A 2000-2006. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 2010 Jan 25;88 (2):143-55.

Caribbean Marine Mammal Populations

Bolaños-Jiménez, J., Mignucci-Giannoni, A., Blumenthal, J., Bogomolni, A., Casas, J. J., Henríquez, A., … & Luksenburg12, J. A. (2012). KILLER WHALES (ORCINUS ORCA) IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA AND ADJACENT WATERS OF THE CENTRAL-WESTERN ATLANTIC. The Cetaceans of Aruba: a Multidisciplinary Study, 72.

Bolaños-Jiménez, J., Luksenburg, J., Mignucci-Giannoni, A.A., Bogomolni, A., Blumenthal, J., Casas, J.J., Henriquez, A., Iniguez, M., Khan, J., Rinaldi, C., Rodriguez-Ferrer, G., Ward, N., Sutty, L., Giovannetti, N….Distribution, feeding habits and morphology of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Caribbean Sea. Mammal Review, 16 March 2014. doi: 10.1111/mam.12021.