Marine Mammal Sci (1998)

DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.1998.tb00746.x


(…) Each year between February and May, immature harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) strand along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (Haley and Read 1993). Occasionally, harbor porpoises strand alive, providing an opportunity to rehabilitate and release these animals back into the wild. To date, the survival of rehabilitated individuals after release has not been examined. This note describes the behavior of a rehabilitated harbor porpoise after release in the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic United States, as monitored by satellite telemetry. (…)