Subject: Lice in whales

NAMMACETA@aol.com
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 20:28:11 EDT

I'm not sure if I undestand your question the way it is worded, but I think 
you are asking if whales get lice.  Several species of whales have cyamid 
lice on their bodies.  These are found under the Genus Cyamus.  They are not 
known to have any harmful effect to whales, and may feed on dry or sloughing 
off skin.

Right whales are best known for their colonies of cyamid lice.

Thanks for writing!