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Baltic Sea harbour porpoise populations: status and conservation needs derived from recent survey results

Benke, H; Bräger, S; Dähne, M; Gallus, A; Hansen, S; Honnef, CG; Jabbusch, M; Koblitz, JC; Krügel, K; Liebschner, A; Narberhaus, I; Verfuß, UK
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2014)

During recent decades, the 2 distinct harbour porpoise populations of the Baltic Sea have decreased sharply in abundance. The Baltic Proper population is down to a few hundred individuals and…

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Simulated seal scarer sounds scare porpoises, but not seals: species-specific responses to 12 kHz deterrence sounds

Mikkelsen, Lonnie; Hermannsen, Line; Beedholm, Kristian; Madsen, Peter Teglberg; Tougaard, Jakob
Royal Society Open Science (2017)

Acoustic harassment devices (AHD) or ‘seal scarers’ are used extensively, not only to deter seals from fisheries, but also as mitigation tools to deter marine mammals from potentially harmful sound…


Mercury concentrations in Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) from eastern Dongting Lake, China

Dong, Wei-Wei; Xu, Ying; Wang, Ding; Hao, Yu-Jiang;
Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (2006)

Mercury concentrations in some key tissues (liver, kidney, small intestine, stomach, blubber and brain) of five Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis), accidentally died in the Eastern Dongting Lake of…


Contamination by butyltin compounds in harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) from the Black Sea

Madhusree, Bathini; Tanabe, Shinsuke; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Tatsukawa, Ryo; Miyazaki, Nobuyuki; Özdamar, Emin; Aral, Orhan; Samsun, Osman; Öztürk, Bayram
Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry (1997)

Concentrations of butyltin compounds (BTs) were determined in harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) collected from the Turkish coastal waters of the Black Sea. Total butyltin compounds (∑ BTs) in the liver…


Long-term passive acoustic monitoring revealed seasonal and diel patterns of cetacean presence in the Istanbul Strait

Dede, Ayhan; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Tonay, Arda M.; Öztürk, Bayram
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2013)

The Istanbul Strait (Bosphorus) is a part of the Turkish Straits System, connecting the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. There are three cetacean species in the Strait, namely the…


Morphological and genetic differentiation of the Black Sea harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Viaud-Martínez, K. A.; Martínez Vergara, M.; Gol'din, P. E.; Ridoux, V.; Öztürk, A. A.; Öztürk, B.; Rosel, P. E.; Frantzis, A.; Komnenou, A.; Bohonak, A. J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2007)

The ecological and conservation status of the geographically isolated Black Sea harbour porpoise is currently unknown. Although it has been suggested that Black Sea harbour porpoises are distinct from other…


Persistent organochlorine residues in harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) from the Black Sea

Tanabe, Shinsuke; Madhusree, Bathini; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Tatsukawa, Ryo; Miyazaki, Nobuyuki; Özdamar, Emin; Aral, Orhan; Samsun, Osman; Öztürk, Bayram
Marine Pollution Bulletin (1997)

A wide range of organochlorine residues were determined in the blubber of harbour porpoises from the Black Sea. Concentrations of DDTs (8.3–180 μg g−1 wet weight) were the highest followed…


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