Juvenile harbor porpoises in the UK are exposed to a more neurotoxic mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls than adults

Williams, Rosie S.; Curnick, David J.; Barber, Jonathan L.; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Rob; Perkins, Matthew; Jobling, Susan; Jepson, Paul D.
Science of The Total Environment (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of 209 persistent and bio-accumulative toxic pollutants present as complex mixtures in human and animal tissues. Harbor porpoises accumulate some of the highest levels…


Phthalate metabolites in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Norwegian coastal waters

Rian, May Britt; Vike-Jonas, Kristine; Gonzalez, Susana Villa; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Venkatraman, Vishwesh; Lindstrøm, Ulf; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Asimakopoulos, Alexandros G.
Environment International (2020)

The exposure of marine mammals to phthalates has received considerable attention due to the ubiquitous occurrence of these pollutants in the marine environment and their potential adverse health effects. The…


First evaluation of legacy persistent organic pollutant contamination status of stranded Yangtze finless porpoises along the Yangtze River Basin, China

Zhang, Kai; Qian, Zhengyi; Ruan, Yuefei; Hao, Yujiang; Dong, Weiwei; Li, Ke; Mei, Zhigang; Wang, Kexiong; Wu, Chenxi; Wu, Jianhong; Zheng, Jinsong; Lam, Paul K. S.; Wang, Ding
Science of The Total Environment (2020)

Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), inhabiting the Yangtze River, are an endangered species in China. They are threatened by various kinds of pollutants, among which persistent organic pollutants (POPs)…


Stable oxygen isotopes reveal habitat use by marine mammals in the Río de la Plata estuary and adjoining Atlantic Ocean

Drago, Massimiliano; Valdivia, Meica; Bragg, Daniel; González, Enrique M.; Aguilar, Alex; Cardona, Luis
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Detailed knowledge on habitat use by marine mammals is critical for understanding their ecological role and for adequate management. Here, we assess the habitat use patterns of thirteen species of…


Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds

Williams, Rosie; ten Doeschate, Mariel; Curnick, David J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Barber, Jonathan L.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Robert; Perkins, Matthew; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan
Environmental Science & Technology (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic, persistent, and lipophilic chemical compounds that accumulate to high levels in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and other cetaceans. It is important to monitor PCBs in…


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…


Modelling fine-scale distribution and relative abundance of harbour porpoises in the Southern Bight of the North Sea using platform-of-opportunity data

Bouveroux, Thibaut; Waggitt, James J.; Belhadjer, Anissa; Cazenave, Pierre W.; Evans, Peter G.H.; Kiszka, Jeremy J.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2020)

Over the last 25 years, the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has made a significant return to the Southern Bight of the North Sea and the English Channel due to a…


Effects of multiple exposures to pile driving noise on harbor porpoise hearing during simulated flights—An evaluation tool

Schaffeld, Tobias; Schnitzler, Joseph G.; Ruser, Andreas; Woelfing, Benno; Baltzer, Johannes; Siebert, Ursula
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2020)

Exploitation of renewable energy from offshore wind farms is substantially increasing worldwide. The majority of wind turbines are bottom mounted, causing high levels of impulsive noise during construction. To prevent…