Immune responses of the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis ssp. asiaeorientalis) to escalating anthropogenic stressors in the wild and seminatural environments

Nabi, Ghulam; Li, Ying; McLaughlin, Richard W.; Mei, Zhigang; Wang, Kexiong; Hao, Yujiang; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Ding
Frontiers in Physiology (2020)

Increasing anthropogenic stressors are potential threats to biodiversity conservation and management of Yangtze finless porpoises (YFPs). The objective of this study was to indirectly compare the habitat quality of a…


Underwater noise pollution in China’s Yangtze River critically endangers Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Wang, Zhi-Tao; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Duan, Peng-Xiang; Zhou, Lu; Yuan, Jing; Li, Jiao; Lei, Pei-Yu; Chen, Yu-Wei; Yang, Yi-Ning; Wang, Ke-Xiong; Wang, Ding
Environmental Pollution (2020)

Underwater sound plays an important role in some critical life functions of many aquatic animals. Underwater noise pollution has received relatively more attention in ocean systems. However, little attention has…


Vaquita face extinction from bycatch. Comment on Manjarrez-Bringas, N. et al., Lessons for sustainable development: Marine mammal conservation policies and its social and economic effects. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2185

Flessa, Karl; Calderon-Aguilera, Luis; Cintra-Buenrostro, Carlos; Dettman, David; Dietl, Gregory; Goodwin, David; Jacobs, David; Kowalewski, Michal; Nelson, Steven; Rowell, Kirsten; Schöne, Bernd; Smith, Jansen; Zamora-Arroyo, Francisco
Sustainability (2019)

We are among the scientists who have documented the environmental and ecological changes to the Upper Gulf of California following the reduction in the Colorado River’s flow. We object to…


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…


Porpoise click classifier (PorCC): A high-accuracy classifier to study harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in the wild

Cosentino, Mel; Guarato, Francesco; Tougaard, Jakob; Nairn, David; Jackson, Joseph C.; Windmill, James F. C.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2019)

Harbour porpoises are well-suited for passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) as they produce highly stereotyped narrow-band high-frequency (NBHF) echolocation clicks. PAM systems must be coupled with a classification algorithm to identify…


Abundance decline in the narrow‐ridged finless porpoise population off the Pacific coast of eastern Japan

Shirakihara, Kunio; Nakahara, Fumio; Shinohara, Masanori; Shirakihara, Miki; Hiramatsu, Kazuhiko; Irie, Takahiro
Population Ecology (2019)

The narrow‐ridged finless porpoise Neophocaena asiaeorientalis is a small‐toothed whale with a coastal habitat and is sensitive to human activity. Aerial sighting surveys were conducted in 2012 to evaluate the…


Records of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the mouth of the Douro River (northern Portugal) with presence of an anomalous white individual

Gil, Ágatha; Correia, Ana M.; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel
Marine Biodiversity Records (2019)

Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is listed under the Annex II of the European Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/CEE) and Member States are required to designate special areas of conservation to protect…