Dead useful; methods for quantifying baseline variability in stranding rates to improve the ecological value of the strandings record as a monitoring tool

ten Doeschate, Mariel T. I.; Brownlow, Andrew C.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Thompson, Paul M.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2017)

The ecological value of the stranding record is often challenged due to the complexity in quantifying the biases associated with multiple components of the stranding process. There are biological, physical…


Clinical, pathological, and laboratory diagnoses of diseases of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), live stranded on the Dutch and adjacent coasts from 2003 to 2016

van Elk, Cornelis E.; van de Bildt, Marco W. G.; van Run, Peter R. W. A.; Bunskoek, Paulien; Meerbeek, Jolanda; Foster, Geoffrey; Osterhaus, Albert D. M. E.; Kuiken, Thijs
Veterinary Research (2019)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the North Sea live in an environment heavily impacted by humans, the consequences of which are a concern for their health. Autopsies carried out on…


The frequency of solitary behaviours in captive odontocetes is modulated by environmental and social factors

Serres, Agathe; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding
International Journal of Comparative Psychology (2019)

The number of welfare-oriented studies is increasing in animals under human care, including odontocetes. However, validated welfare indicators are lacking for captive odontocetes. We studied the effect of several conditions…


Non-invasive fecal steroid measurements for monitoring the reproductive status of a critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Hao, Yu-jiang; Nabi, Ghulam; Deng, Xiao-Jun; Wang, Ding
Frontiers in Endocrinology (2019)

Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) is a critically endangered freshwater cetacean dwelling in the Yangtze River and its adjoining lakes. Affected mainly by the various anthropogenic activities in this…


Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) reaction to a 3D seismic airgun survey in the North Sea

Sarnocińska, Joanna; Teilmann, Jonas; Balle, Jeppe Dalgaard; van Beest, Floris M.; Delefosse, Matthieu; Tougaard, Jakob
Frontiers in Marine Science (2020)

The most common cetacean in the North Sea is the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Underwater noise is increasingly recognized as a source of impact on the marine environment and seismic…