Keeping returns optimal: gain control exerted through sensitivity adjustments in the harbour porpoise auditory system

Linnenschmidt, M.; Beedholm, K.; Wahlberg, M.; Hojer-Kristensen, J.; Nachtigall, P. E.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2012)

Animals that use echolocation (biosonar) listen to acoustic signals with a large range of intensities, because echo levels vary with the fourth power of the animal's distance to the target.…


Biological and ecological factors related to trace element levels in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from European waters

Lahaye, V.; Bustamante, P.; Law, R.J.; Learmonth, J.A.; Santos, M.B.; Boon, J.P.; Rogan, E.; Dabin, W.; Addink, M.J.; López, A.; Zuur, A.F.; Pierce, G.J.; Caurant, F.
Marine Environmental Research (2007)

Selected trace elements (Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, Zn) were measured in the kidneys and the liver of 104 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded along the coasts of France, Galicia (Spain),…


Clicking in a Killer Whale Habitat: Narrow-Band, High-Frequency Biosonar Clicks of Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Dall’s Porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli)

Kyhn, Line A.; Tougaard, Jakob; Beedholm, Kristian; Jensen, Frants H.; Ashe, Erin; Williams, Rob; Madsen, Peter T.
PLoS ONE (2013)

Odontocetes produce a range of different echolocation clicks but four groups in different families have converged on producing the same stereotyped narrow band high frequency (NBHF) click. In microchiropteran bats,…


From echolocation clicks to animal density—Acoustic sampling of harbor porpoises with static dataloggers

Kyhn, Line A.; Tougaard, Jakob; Thomas, Len; Duve, Linda Rosager; Stenback, Joanna; Amundin, Mats; Desportes, Geneviève; Teilmann, Jonas
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2012)

Monitoring abundance and population trends of small odontocetes is notoriously difficult and labor intensive. There is a need to develop alternative methods to the traditional visual line transect surveys, especially…


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…