Biological variables and health status affecting inorganic element concentrations in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Portugal (western Iberian Peninsula)

Ferreira, Marisa; Monteiro, Silvia S.; Torres, Jordi; Oliveira, Isabel; Sequeira, Marina; López, Alfredo; Vingada, José; Eira, Catarina
Environmental Pollution (2016)

The coastal preferences of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) intensify their exposure to human activities. The harbour porpoise Iberian population is presently very small and information about the threats it endures…


Reversible bending of the dorsal fins of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in captivity

Kastelein, Ronald A.; Triesscheijn, Rob J. V.; Jennings, Nancy
Aquatic Mammals (2016)

The dorsal fin of odontocetes has, among other roles, hydrodynamic and thermoregulatory functions. In captivity, the dorsal fin sometimes bends laterally. Bending of the dorsal fin was described in 13…


Identification of high-risk areas for harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena bycatch using remote electronic monitoring and satellite telemetry data

Kindt-Larsen, L.; Berg, C. W.; Tougaard, J.; Sørensen, T. K.; Geitner, K.; Northridge, S.; Sveegaard, S.; Larsen, F.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

The bycatch of harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena is an issue of major concern for fisheries management and for porpoise conservation. We used high-resolution spatial and temporal data on porpoise abundance…


Harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) recovery in the inland waters of Washington: Estimates of density and abundance from aerial surveys, 2013–2015

Jefferson, Thomas A.; Smultea, Mari A.; Courbis, Sarah S.; Campbell, Gregory S.
Canadian Journal of Zoology (2016)

The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena (L., 1758)) used to be common in Puget Sound, Washington, but virtually disappeared from these waters by the 1970s. We conducted systematic aerial line-transect surveys…


Assessing auditory evoked potentials of wild harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Ruser, Andreas; Dähne, Michael; van Neer, Abbo; Lucke, Klaus; Sundermeyer, Janne; Siebert, Ursula; Houser, Dorian S.; Finneran, James J.; Everaarts, Eligius; Meerbeek, Jolanda; Dietz, Rune; Sveegaard, Signe; Teilmann, Jonas
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2016)

Testing the hearing abilities of marine mammals under water is a challenging task. Sample sizes are usually low, thus limiting the ability to generalize findings of susceptibility towards noise influences.…


Trace element concentrations, risks and their correlation with metallothionein genes polymorphism: A case study of narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in the East China Sea

Liu, Jun; Chen, Bingyao; Jefferson, Thomas Allen; Wang, Hui; Yang, Guang
Science of the Total Environment (2016)

The concentration of trace elements (TEs) and their risk to narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) are still unclear. The present study determined the concentration of typical TEs in liver, kidney,…