Time and tide: Seasonal, diel and tidal rhythms in Wadden Sea harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Zein, Beate; Woelfing, Benno; Dähne, Michael; Schaffeld, Tobias; Ludwig, Stefan; Rye, Jacob Hansen; Baltzer, Johannes; Ruser, Andreas; Siebert, Ursula
PLOS ONE (2019)

Odontocetes have evolved a rich diversity of prey- and habitat-specific foraging strategies, which allows them to feed opportunistically on locally and temporally abundant prey. While habitat-specific foraging strategies have been…


Heavy metals in bones from harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the western Black Sea coast

Evtimova, Violeta; Parvanov, Dimitar; Grozdanov, Atanas; Tserkova, Feriha; Zlatkov, Boyan; Vergilov, Vladislav; Sivilov, Ognyan; Yordanov, Stoyan; Delov, Ventseslav
ZooNotes (2019)

During the last few years, the Western Black Sea coast has documented increase in the number of stranded marine mammals, particularly the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). This species is a…


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…