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…


Persistent organic pollutants and methoxylated PBDEs in harbour porpoises from the North Sea from 1990 until 2008: Young wildlife at risk?

Weijs, Liesbeth; van Elk, Cornelis; Das, Krishna; Blust, Ronny; Covaci, Adrian
Science of The Total Environment (2010)

In the European North Sea, harbour porpoises are top predators with relatively long life spans and a limited capacity for metabolic biotransformation of contaminants compared to some other marine mammal…


Habitat preference of the Yangtze finless porpoise in a minimally disturbed environment

Mei, Zhigang; Chen, Mao; Li, Yongtao; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Haung, Jie; Han, Yi; Zhu, Binting; Li, Chunsheng; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
Ecological Modelling (2017)

Analyses of animal species distribution in a neutral or minimally-interrupted habitat provide a baseline that is essential for assessment of population status, identification of key habitat, and conservation planning for…


Prevalence of algal toxins in Alaskan marine mammals foraging in a changing arctic and subarctic environment

Lefebvre, Kathi A.; Quakenbush, Lori; Frame, Elizabeth; Burek Huntington, Kathy; Sheffield, Gay; Stimmelmayr, Raphaela; Bryan, Anna; Kendrick, Preston; Ziel, Heather; Goldstein, Tracey; Snyder, Jonathan A.; Gelatt, Tom; Gulland, Frances; Dickerson, Bobette; Gill, Verena
Harmful Algae (2016)

Current climate trends resulting in rapid declines in sea ice and increasing water temperatures are likely to expand the northern geographic range and duration of favorable conditions for harmful algal…


COSEWIC assessment and status report on the harbour porpoise (Pacific Ocean population) Phocoena phocoena vomerina in Canada

Hall, A.; Heise, K.
COSEWIC Status Reports (2017)

Wildlife Species Description and Significance The Pacific Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena vomerina) is the smallest cetacean in British Columbia (BC), ranging from 1.5 to 1.6 m and 45 to 60…