Strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals in China, 2000–2006, as reviewed from official documents: A compelling argument for a nationwide strandings programme

Wang, Yamin; Li, Wei; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Marine Policy (2015)

In the present study, the species composition, geographical and seasonal patterns of strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals reported in Chinese mainland waters, from 2000 to 2006, were analyzed…


Predation by killer whales (Orcinus orca) and the evolution of whistle loss and narrow-band high frequency clicks in odontocetes

Morisaka, T.; Connor, R. C.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2007)

A disparate selection of toothed whales (Odontoceti) share striking features of their acoustic repertoires including the absence of whistles and high frequency but weak (low peak-to-peak source level) clicks that…


Comparison of dolphins’ body and brain measurements with four other groups of cetaceans reveals great diversity

Ridgway, Sam H.; Carlin, Kevin P.; Van Alstyne, Kaitlin R.; Hanson, Alicia C.; Tarpley, Raymond J.
Brain, Behavior and Evolution (2016)

We compared mature dolphins with 4 other groupings of mature cetaceans. With a large data set, we found great brain diversity among 5 different taxonomic groupings. The dolphins in our…


Microsatellite variation and significant population genetic structure of endangered finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese coastal waters and the Yangtze River

Chen, Lian; Bruford, Michael W.; Xu, Shixia; Zhou, Kaiya; Yang, Guang
Marine Biology (2010)

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) inhabits a wide range of tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Genetic structure of finless porpoises in Chinese waters in three regions (Yangtze…


A preliminary study on the variability of the mitochondrial DNA control region in populations of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese waters

Yang, Guang; Zhou, Kaiya
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

The mitochondrial DNA control region of 12 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Yangtze River, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, was amplified. Two portions, 317 and 245 base pairs,…


Organochlorines in Indo-Pacific hump-backed dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from Hong Kong

Parsons, E. C. M.; Chan, H. M.
The Marine Biology of the South China Sea (1998)

Blubber samples from eight Indo-Pacific hump-backed dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and eleven finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) stranded between 1993 and 1996, in Hong Kong waters, were collected for organochlorine analysis. Levels…