Evolution, taxonomy and antitropical distributions of the porpoises (Phocoenidae, Mammalia)

Barnes, Lawrence G.
Marine Mammal Sci (1985)

True porpoises are a morphologically distinctive and evolutionarily old group of odontocete cetaceans classified as the family Phocoenidae. They are distinct from members of the family Delphinidae, with which they…


Magnetoreception and biomineralization of magnetite in cetaceans

Bauer, G.B.; Fuller, M.; Perry, A.; Dunn, J.R.; Zoeger, J.
Magnetite Biomineralization and Magnetoreception in Organisms: A New Biomagnetism (1985)

(...) Although various sensory mechanisms are present in cetaceans, special navigational problems occur when animals are in a pelagic environment which can minimize available cues. Dawbin (1966) has observed that…


Reproduction in the porpoises (Phocoenidae): Implications for management

GASKIN, D. E.; SMITH, G. J. D.; WATSON, A. P.; YASUI, W. Y.; YURICK, D. B.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1984)

The population biology of most phocoenid species is still rather poorly understood. It is important that we improve our knowledge in view of concerns which have been expressed in recent…