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Research Article

Evidence of Melanoma in Wild Marine Fish Populations

  • Michael Sweet mail,

    michael.sweet@ncl.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Nigel Kirkham,

    Affiliation: Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Mark Bendall,

    Affiliation: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Leanne Currey,

    Affiliation: AIMS@JCU, Australian Institute of Marine Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • John Bythell,

    Affiliations: Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Research Office, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

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  • Michelle Heupel

    Affiliations: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

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  • Published: August 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0041989

About the Authors

Michael Sweet, Mark Bendall, John Bythell
Coral Health and Disease Laboratory, School of Biology, Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Nigel Kirkham
Cellular Pathology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Leanne Currey
AIMS@JCU, Australian Institute of Marine Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
John Bythell
Research Office, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
Michelle Heupel
Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Australia
Michelle Heupel
Fishing and Fisheries Research Centre, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.sweet@ncl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS MH LC. Performed the experiments: MS MH LC MB. Analyzed the data: MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS JB MH. Wrote the paper: MS JB MH NK.