Cetacean distribution in the southern Black Sea: An acoustic approach

Saydam, Gülce
Master's Thesis - Middle East Technical University (2015)

Large numbers of small cetaceans (common dolphin, harbor porpoises and bottlenose dolphins) were hunted in the Black Sea until the hunting of cetaceans was banned in Turkey in 1983. Even…


Inter-species differences in polychlorinated biphenyls patterns from five sympatric species of odontocetes: Can PCBs be used as tracers of feeding ecology?

Méndez-Fernandez, Paula; Simon-Bouhet, Benoit; Bustamante, Paco; Chouvelon, Tiphaine; Ferreira, Marisa; López, Alfredo; Moffat, Colin F.; Pierce, Graham J.; Russell, Marie; Santos, Maria B.; Spitz, Jérôme; Vingada, José V.; Webster, Lynda; Read, Fiona L.; González, Angel F.; Caurant, Florence
Ecological Indicators (2017)

Concentrations of thirty two polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were determined in the blubber of five sympatric species of odontocetes stranded or by-caught along the Northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula: common…


Don’t forget the porpoise: Acoustic monitoring reveals fine scale temporal variation between bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise in Cardigan Bay SAC

Nuuttila, Hanna K.; Courtene-Jones, Winnie; Baulch, Sarah; Simon, Malene; Evans, Peter G. H.
Marine Biology (2017)

Populations of bottlenose dolphin and harbour porpoise inhabit Cardigan Bay, which was designated a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), with bottlenose dolphin listed as a primary feature for its conservation…


Characterization of milk composition in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) at different lactation stages

Zeng, Xianyuan; Huang, Shiang-lin; Qian, Zhengyi; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding; Ji, Junhua; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2017)

Lactation plays a vital role in reproductive success, evolving with ecological adaptations of mammalian life histories. Knowledge of the lactation process in odontocetes is scarce and limited to a handful…


Comparison of dolphins’ body and brain measurements with four other groups of cetaceans reveals great diversity

Ridgway, Sam H.; Carlin, Kevin P.; Van Alstyne, Kaitlin R.; Hanson, Alicia C.; Tarpley, Raymond J.
Brain, Behavior and Evolution (2016)

We compared mature dolphins with 4 other groupings of mature cetaceans. With a large data set, we found great brain diversity among 5 different taxonomic groupings. The dolphins in our…


Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in southwestern 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.
Royal Society Open Science (2017)

Contact zones between ecotypes are windows for understanding how species may react to climate changes. Here, we analysed the fine-scale genetic and morphological variation in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around…