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WildLife Group of the SAVA or the dolphins (such as pollution, ocean warming and acidification) as well as changing prey population dynamics. The study found no evidence for common viral, bacterial or protozoal diseases recorded in dolphins in other coastal waters. This study provided the first baseline information that will allow scientists to monitor the health and disease of coastal dolphins as the environment changes in the future. Dolphins are apex predators in coastal waters and studying them will help us to evaluate the health of the marine ecosystem in the coastal waters of KZN. Since water running into the sea may be full of pollutants, garbage, sewerage and infectious agents, the dolphins are a sentinel for how these contaminants may be affecting other ocean occupants and, indirectly, for any health risks for humans using the rivers running into the sea or the coastal waters for food or recreation. Dr Emily P. Mitchell (neé Lane, NZG), Drs Morne´ de Wet and Peter Thompson (UP), Profs Ursula Siebert and Peter Wohlsein (University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany), Stephanie Plön (NMMU). Specially formulated nutritional vitamin and mineral supplements for wildlife during periods of limited feed intake or other stressful conditions. 25kg Registration holder-HEALTHtech Investments Pty (Ltd) Co./Mpy.Reg. No. 1999/18375/07 Box 12285, Vorna Valley, 1686South Africa V-Tech (Pty) Ltd Cnr. Douglas and Old Pretoria Road, Midrand, South Africa, Client Service Centre: 0860 109 779, www.vtech.co.za 8