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…


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,…


Ultra-high foraging rates of harbor porpoises make them vulnerable to anthropogenic disturbance

Wisniewska, Danuta Maria; Johnson, Mark; Teilmann, Jonas; Rojano-Doñate, Laia; Shearer, Jeanne; Sveegaard, Signe; Miller, Lee A.; Siebert, Ursula; Madsen, Peter Teglberg
Current Biology (2016)

The question of how individuals acquire and allocate resources to maximize fitness is central in evolutionary ecology. Basic information on prey selection, search effort, and capture rates are critical for…


Harbour porpoise movement strategy affects cumulative number of animals acoustically exposed to underwater explosions

Aarts, G.; von Benda-Beckmann, A. M.; Lucke, K.; Sertlek, H. Ö.; van Bemmelen, R.; Geelhoed, S. C. V.; Brasseur, S.; Scheidat, M.; Lam, F. P. A.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Kirkwood, R.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

Anthropogenic sound in the marine environment can have negative consequences for marine fauna. Since most sound sources are intermittent or continuous, estimating how many individuals are exposed over time remains…