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…


Population- and growth-related differences in helminthic fauna of finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in five Japanese populations

Shiozaki, Akira; Amano, Masao
Journal of Veterinary Medical Science (2017)

A survey of helminths and ectoparasites, including epizoits, was conducted in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) from Japanese five populations using dead stranded or incidentally caught animals. In total, 13…


Contamination status of POPs and BFRs and relationship with parasitic infection in finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from Seto Inland Sea and Omura Bay, Japan

Isobe, Tomohiko; Oshihoi, Tomoko; Hamada, Hiroki; Nakayama, Kei; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Tajima, Yuko; Amano, Masao; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2011)

Contamination status of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in blubber of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) stranded along the coasts of Seto Inland Sea and Omura Bay…


The status and distribution of cetaceans in the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea

Reeves, R.; Notarbartolo di Sciara, G.
(2006)

(...) The Black Sea harbour porpoise, P. p. relicta, qualifies for listing as Endangered (EN) based on criteria A1d and A4c,d,e. The basis for inferences and suspicions leading to that…


Toxoplasma gondii in stranded marine mammals from the North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean: findings and diagnostic difficulties

van de Velde, Norbert; Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Leopold, Mardik; Begeman, Lineke; IJsseldijk, Lonneke; Hiemstra, Sjoukje; IJzer, Jooske; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas; Jauniaux, Thierry; Siebert, Ursula; Dorny, Pierre; De Craeye, Stéphane
Veterinary Parasitology (2016)

The occurrence of the zoonotic protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii in marine mammals remains a poorly understood phenomenon. In this study, samples from 631 marine mammal species and 34 European otters…


Investigating potential associations between chronic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales

Jepson, Paul D.; Bennett, Peter M.; Allchin, Colin R.; Law, Robin J.; Kuiken, Thijs; Baker, John R.; Rogan, Emer; Kirkwood, James K.
Science of the Total Environment (1999)

Bioaccumulation of immunosuppressive organochlorines like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may pose a threat to the health and viability of cetacean populations. To investigate possible associations between chronic exposure to PCBs and…