Two decades’ variation of trace elements in bones of the endangered East Asian Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asaeorientalis sunameri) from the East China Sea, China

Hao, Xiuqing; Shan, Hong; Wu, Caiwen; Zhang, Di; Chen, Bingyao
Biological Trace Element Research (2020)

There has been increasing concern about trace element accumulation in finless porpoises over the past decades, while the long-term variation of its concentration has been little known. Since most soft…


Evaluating management strategies for marine mammal populations: An example for multiple species and multiple fishing sectors in Iceland

Punt, André E; Siple, Margaret; Sigurðsson, Guðjón M.; Víkingsson, Gisli; Francis, Tessa B.; Granquist, Sandra Magdalena; Hammond, Philip S; Heinemann, Dennis; Long, Kristy J.; Moore, Jeffrey E.; Sepúlveda, Maritza; Reeves, Randall R.; Wade, Paul R.; Williams, Rob; Zerbini, Alexandre N.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2020)

A Management Strategy Evaluation is used to estimate success at achieving conservation goals for marine mammals while also aiming to minimize impacts on commercial fisheries. It is intended to improve…


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…