Distribution of Dall’s porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, in the North Pacific and Bering Sea, based on T/S Oshoro Maru 2012 summer cruise data

Suzuki, Sachiko; Sekiguchi, Keiko; Mitani, Yoko; Onishi, Hiroji; Kamito, Takehiko
Zoological Science (2016)

Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a small toothed cetacean, widely inhabiting the North Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas, between about 30 and 62°N; however, only limited studies of its ecology…


Habitat shapes skull profile of small cetaceans: Evidence from geographical variation in Black Sea harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena relicta)

Gol’din, Pavel; Vishnyakova, Karina
Zoomorphology (2016)

Morphological differentiation in skull shape in small toothed whales is sometimes explained as driven by differences in ontogeny or adaptation to a benthic or pelagic habitat. To test these hypotheses,…


Meals on wheels? A decade of megafaunal visual and acoustic observations from offshore oil & gas rigs and platforms in the North and Irish Seas

Todd, Victoria Louise Georgia; Warley, Jane Clare; Todd, Ian Boyer
PLOS ONE (2016)

A decade of visual and acoustic detections of marine megafauna around offshore Oil & Gas (O&G) installations in the North and Irish Seas are presented. Marine megafauna activity was monitored…


Is there a distinct harbor porpoise subpopulation in the Marmara Sea?

Tonay, Arda M.; Yazıcı, Özge; Dede, Ayhan; Bilgin, Sabri; Danyer, Erdem; Aytemiz, Işıl; Maracı, Öncü; Öztürk, Ayaka A.; Öztürk, Bayram; Bilgin, Raşit
Mitochondrial DNA Part A (2016)

Genetic population structure of geographically isolated endangered Black Sea harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta) is little known in Turkish waters, especially in the Turkish Straits System (TSS- Marmara Sea, Bosphorus…


Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in south western UK waters revealed by genetic profiling

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Thatcher, Oliver; Ray, Nicolas; Piry, Sylvain; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Jepson, Paul; Deaville, Rob; Goodman, Simon J.
(2016)

Contact zones between marine ecotypes are of interest for understanding how key pelagic predators may react to climate change. We analysed the fine scale genetic structure and morphological variation in…


Riding the tide: Use of a moving tidal-stream habitat by harbour porpoises

Benjamins, S.; Dale, A.; van Geel, N.; Wilson, B.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

Tidal-stream habitats present periodically fast-flowing, turbulent conditions. Evidence suggests that these conditions benefit top predators such as harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena, presumably allowing them to optimise exploitation of prey resources.…


Quantitative measures of anthropogenic noise on harbor porpoises: Testing the reliability of acoustic tag recordings

Wisniewska, Danuta M.; Teilmann, Jonas; Hermannsen, Line; Johnson, Mark; Miller, Lee A.; Siebert, Ursula; Madsen, Peter Teglberg
The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life II (2016)

In recent years, several sound and movement recording tags have been developed to sample the acoustic field experienced by cetaceans and their reactions to it. However, little is known about…


Isolation of culturable aerobic bacteria and evidence of Kerstersia gyiorum from the blowhole of captive Yangtze finless porpoises

Wan, Xiaoling; McLaughlin, Richard William; Zhou, Junying; Hao, Yujiang; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Ding
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (2016)

Bacterial respiratory illnesses are problematic in aquatic mammals such as the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis; YFP), which is now at a critically endangered status. Yet little is known…


Comparing distribution of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) derived from satellite telemetry and passive acoustic monitoring

Mikkelsen, Lonnie; Rigét, Frank F.; Kyhn, Line A.; Sveegaard, Signe; Dietz, Rune; Tougaard, Jakob; Carlström, Julia A. K.; Carlén, Ida; Koblitz, Jens C.; Teilmann, Jonas
PLOS ONE (2016)

Cetacean monitoring is essential in determining the status of a population. Different monitoring methods should reflect the real trends in abundance and patterns in distribution, and results should therefore ideally…


Exploitation of coastal fish communities by harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena during nursing periods in German Baltic waters

Pinzone, M.; Michel, L. N.; Gallus, A.; Brundiers, K.; Sturaro, N.; Andreasen, H.; Dähne, M.; Lepoint, G.; Siebert, U.; Das, K.; Benke, H.
Zoology Conference 2017 (2016)

The increased number of juvenile and newborn harbour porpoise strandings along the German Baltic coasts in summer provides evidence for a possible local calving and nursing ground in this area.…