Genetic footprint of population fragmentation and contemporary collapse in a freshwater cetacean

Chen, Minmin; Fontaine, Michael C.; Ben Chehida, Yacine; Zheng, Jinsong; Labbé, Frédéric; Mei, Zhigang; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Kexiong; Wu, Min; Zhao, Qingzhong; Wang, Ding
Scientific Reports (2017)

Understanding demographic trends and patterns of gene flow in an endangered species is crucial for devising conservation strategies. Here, we examined the extent of population structure and recent evolution of…


Cetacean stranding and diet analyses in the north Aegean Sea (Greece)

Milani, C. B.; Vella, A.; Vidoris, P.; Christidis, A.; Koutrakis, E.; Frantzis, A.; Miliou, A.; Kallianiotis, A.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2017)

Cetacean stranding reports in the North Aegean Sea were recorded since 1998 from Strimonikos Gulf in Chalkidiki up to Alexandroupoli on the Turkish border and in a few northern Aegean…


Habitat-based density models for three cetacean species off southern California illustrate pronounced seasonal differences

Becker, Elizabeth A.; Forney, Karin A.; Thayre, Bruce J.; Debich, Amanda J.; Campbell, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Katherine; Douglas, Annie B.; Gilles, Anita; Hoopes, Ryan; Hildebrand, John A.
Frontiers in Marine Science (2017)

Managing marine species effectively requires spatially and temporally explicit knowledge of their density and distribution. Habitat-based density models, a type of species distribution model (SDM) that uses habitat covariates to…


Linear transect surveys of abundance and density of cetaceans in the area near the Dzharylgach Island in the north-western Black Sea

Gladilina, E. V.; Vishnyakova, K. A.; Neprokin, O. O.; Ivanchikova, Yu. F.; Derkacheva, T. A.; Kryukova, A. A.; Savenko, O. V.; Gol’din, P. E.
Vestnik Zoologii (2017)

The first assessment of cetacean density and abundance by linear transect survey was conducted in 2016 and 2017 in the shallowest coastal area of the Ukrainian sector of the north-western…


Choroid plexus cyst in a neonatal Burmeister’s porpoise (Phocoena spinipinnis)

Díaz-Delgado, J.; Groch, K. R.; Wiegand, M. W.; Secchi, E. R.; Réssio, R.; Natália, F. C. C.; Catão-Dias, J. L.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2017)

Neuroectodermal developmental anomalies are reported rarely in cetaceans and central nervous system cysts are not described. We describe the gross, microscopical, histochemical and immunohistochemical features of a neuraxial myelencephalic cyst…