Yangtze river population of Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides)

Reeves, Randall R.; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Kasuya, Toshio; Smith, Brian D.; Wang, Ding; Wang, Peilie; Wells, Randall S.; Würsig, Bernd; Zhou, Kaiya
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

The population of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) that inhabits China’s Yangtze River is unique. All other known populations of the species are distributed principally in marine waters. This population is…

Homosexual and masturbating behaviors in a group of captive Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

ZHANG, Changqun; ZHENG, Yang; PLATTO, Sara; HAO, Yujiang; WANG, Ding
Acta Theriologica Sinica (2015)

Similar to terrestrial mammals, male-female sexual behavior is significant for the survival and continuation of certain cetacean species. However, non-reproductive mating behaviors, i.e. homosexual behaviors and masturbation, are widespread in…

An unusually large aggregation of Burmeister’s porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis off Peru, with a review of sightings from the eastern south Pacific

Van Waerebeek, Koen; Santillán, Luis; Reyes, Julio C.
Noticiario Mensual - Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (2002)

A highly unusual sighting is described of a group of ca. 150 Burmeister’s porpoises near Isla Guañape Sur (08°28’04”S, 78°58’16.7”W) off the north-central Peruvian coast, in September 2001. The fishermen…

Notes on the biology of the Burmeister’s porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis, off southern South America

Goodall, R. Natalie P.; Norris, Kenneth S.; Harris, Guillermo; Oporto, Jorge A.; Castello, Hugo P.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1995)

Published and new fresh and museum specimens of Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis, collected prior to the recent research in Peru, Chile and Argentina, are listed and described. Distribution is from…