Riding the tide: Use of a moving tidal-stream habitat by harbour porpoises

Benjamins, S.; Dale, A.; van Geel, N.; Wilson, B.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

Tidal-stream habitats present periodically fast-flowing, turbulent conditions. Evidence suggests that these conditions benefit top predators such as harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena, presumably allowing them to optimise exploitation of prey resources.…


Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and wind farms: a case study in the Dutch North Sea

Scheidat, Meike; Tougaard, Jakob; Brasseur, Sophie; Carstensen, Jacob; van Polanen Petel, Tamara; Teilmann, Jonas; Reijnders, Peter
Environmental Research Letters (2011)

The rapid increase in development of offshore wind energy in European waters has raised concern for the possible environmental impacts of wind farms. We studied whether harbour porpoise occurrence has…


Using T-PODs to assess variations in the occurrence of coastal bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises

Bailey, Helen; Clay, Gemma; Coates, Elizabeth A.; Lusseau, David; Senior, Bridget; Thompson, Paul M.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (2010)

1. Assessments of anthropogenic impacts on cetaceans are often constrained by limited data on the extent to which these species use particular areas. 2. Timing porpoise detectors (T-PODs) are autonomous…


Report on vaquita rate of change between 2011-2014 using passive acoustic data by the expert panel on spatial models

Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; VerHoef, Jay; Moore, Jeff; Thomas, Len; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Taylor, Barbara
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2015)

The Expert Panel on Vaquita Acoustic Monitoring had its second meeting on April 28, 2015 to analyze the first four seasons (2011-2014) of the acoustic monitoring program. Results indicate an…


Pingers cause temporary habitat displacement in the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena

Kyhn, L. A.; Jørgensen, P. B.; Carstensen, J.; Bech, N. I.; Tougaard, J.; Dabelsteen, T.; Teilmann, J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2015)

Several studies have shown that pingers mitigate porpoise bycatch and thus pinger use is now mandatory in some fisheries—although the long-term effects of pinger exposure on porpoises have not been…