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…


Where is the risk? Integrating a spatial distribution model and a risk assessment to identify areas of cetacean interaction with fisheries in the northeast Atlantic

Breen, Patricia; Brown, Susie; Reid, David; Rogan, Emer
Ocean & Coastal Management (2017)

Throughout their range, marine mammals are vulnerable to incidental capture in fishing gear. Bycatch is a particularly important issue for cetaceans, which generally have lower potential rates of population growth…


Evaluating morphometric and metabolic markers of body condition in a small cetacean, the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Kershaw, Joanna L.; Sherrill, Meredith; Davison, Nicholas J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Hall, Ailsa J.
Ecology and Evolution (2017)

Mammalian body condition is an important individual fitness metric as it affects both survival and reproductive success. The ability to accurately measure condition has key implications for predicting individual and…


Diurnal variation in harbour porpoise detection – Potential implications for management

Williamson, L. D.; Brookes, K. L.; Scott, B. E.; Graham, I. M.; Thompson, P. M.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2017)

Robust information on animal distributions and foraging behaviour is required to target management and conservation measures for protected species and populations. Visual survey data are commonly used to model these…


Causes of mortality of harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada

Fenton, H.; Daoust, P. Y.; Forzán, M. J.; Vanderstichel, R. V.; Ford, J. K. B.; Spaven, L.; Lair, S.; Raverty, S.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2017)

There is increasing public interest in the overall health of the marine environment. Harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena have a coastal distribution, and stranded animals function as sentinels for population and…


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…