High field metabolic rates of wild harbour porpoises

Rojano-Doñate, Laia; McDonald, Birgitte I.; Wisniewska, Danuta M.; Johnson, Mark; Teilmann, Jonas; Wahlberg, Magnus; Højer-Kristensen, Jakob; Madsen, Peter T.
The Journal of Experimental Biology (2018)

Reliable estimates of field metabolic rates (FMRs) in wild animals are essential for quantifying their ecological roles, as well as for evaluating fitness consequences of anthropogenic disturbances. Yet, standard methods…


Decline towards extinction of Mexico’s vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus)

Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando M.; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Thomas, Len; Ver Hoef, Jay M.; Moore, Jeffrey; Taylor, Barbara; Barlow, Jay; Tregenza, Nicholas
Royal Society Open Science (2019)

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a small porpoise endemic to Mexico. It is listed by IUCN as Critically Endangered because of unsustainable levels of bycatch in gillnets. The population has…