Plastic ingestion by harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena in the Netherlands: Establishing a standardised method

van Franeker, Jan A.; Bravo Rebolledo, Elisa L.; Hesse, Eileen; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.; Kühn, Susanne; Leopold, Mardik; Mielke, Lara
Ambio (2018)

Stomach contents of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) collected in the Netherlands between 2003 and 2013 were inspected for the presence of plastic and other man-made litter. In 654 stomach samples…


Click reception in the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): Effects of electrode and contact transducer location on the auditory brainstem response

Mulsow, Jason; Finneran, James J.; Houser, Dorian S.; Nordstrom, Chad A.; Barrett-Lennard, Lance G.; Burkard, Robert F.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2018)

Unlike terrestrial mammals that have unambiguous aerial sound transmission pathways via the outer ear and tympanum, sound reception pathways in most odontocetes are not well understood. Recent studies have used…


Characterization of milk protein composition of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Zeng, Xianyuan; Chen, Minmin; Liu, Zhigang; Yu, Daoping; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Yang, Jiwei; Fan, Fei; Wang, Ding; Hao, Yujiang; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2018)

...Milk protein composition likely varies between lactation stages in the finless porpoise (Zeng et al. 2017). Zeng et al. (2017) indicate that crude protein concentration is much higher in colostrum…


Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

Carlén, Ida; Thomas, Len; Carlström, Julia; Amundin, Mats; Teilmann, Jonas; Tregenza, Nick; Tougaard, Jakob; Koblitz, Jens C.; Sveegaard, Signe; Wennerberg, Daniel; Loisa, Olli; Dähne, Michael; Brundiers, Katharina; Kosecka, Monika; Kyhn, Line Anker; Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi; Pawliczka, Iwona; Koza, Radomil; Arciszewski, Bartlomiej; Galatius, Anders; Jabbusch, Martin; Laaksonlaita, Jussi; Niemi, Jussi; Lyytinen, Sami; Gallus, Anja; Benke, Harald; Blankett, Penina; Skóra, Krzysztof E.; Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro
Biological Conservation (2018)

Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and…


Prey of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland

Samarra, Filipa I. P.; Bassoi, Manuela; Béesau, Julie; Elíasdóttir, Margrét Ó.; Gunnarsson, Karl; Mrusczok, Marie-Thérèse; Rasmussen, Marianne; Rempel, Jonathan N.; Thorvaldsson, Baldur; Víkingsson, Gísli A.
PLOS ONE (2018)

Killer whales have a cosmopolitan distribution and as a species are generalists, feeding on a variety of prey. However, local populations tend to specialise on specific prey types. In Icelandic…