Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their hydroxylated and methoxylated analogues in the blood of harbor, Dall’s and finless porpoises from the Japanese coastal waters

Ochiai, Mari; Nomiyama, Kei; Isobe, Tomohiko; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Tajima, Yuko; Matsuda, Ayaka; Shiozaki, Akira; Matsuishi, Takashi; Amano, Masao; Iwata, Hisato; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Marine Environmental Research (2016)

This study investigated the accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their hydroxylated and methoxylated analogues (OH-PBDEs and MeO-PBDEs) in the blood of harbor porpoises, Dall's porpoises, and finless porpoises…


Accumulation of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) and implications for PCBs metabolic capacities in three porpoise species

Ochiai, Mari; Nomiyama, Kei; Isobe, Tomohiko; Mizukawa, Hazuki; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Tajima, Yuko; Matsuishi, Takashi; Amano, Masao; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Chemosphere (2013)

The present study investigated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and hydroxylated metabolites of PCBs (OH-PCBs) in blood from three porpoise species: finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides), harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), and Dall’s porpoises…


Predation by killer whales (Orcinus orca) and the evolution of whistle loss and narrow-band high frequency clicks in odontocetes

Morisaka, T.; Connor, R. C.
Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2007)

A disparate selection of toothed whales (Odontoceti) share striking features of their acoustic repertoires including the absence of whistles and high frequency but weak (low peak-to-peak source level) clicks that…


Characterization of milk composition in narrow-ridged finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) at different lactation stages

Zeng, Xianyuan; Huang, Shiang-lin; Qian, Zhengyi; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding; Ji, Junhua; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2017)

Lactation plays a vital role in reproductive success, evolving with ecological adaptations of mammalian life histories. Knowledge of the lactation process in odontocetes is scarce and limited to a handful…


Habitat preference of the Yangtze finless porpoise in a minimally disturbed environment

Mei, Zhigang; Chen, Mao; Li, Yongtao; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Haung, Jie; Han, Yi; Zhu, Binting; Li, Chunsheng; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
Ecological Modelling (2017)

Analyses of animal species distribution in a neutral or minimally-interrupted habitat provide a baseline that is essential for assessment of population status, identification of key habitat, and conservation planning for…


Microsatellite variation and significant population genetic structure of endangered finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in Chinese coastal waters and the Yangtze River

Chen, Lian; Bruford, Michael W.; Xu, Shixia; Zhou, Kaiya; Yang, Guang
Marine Biology (2010)

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) inhabits a wide range of tropical and temperate waters of the Indo-Pacific region. Genetic structure of finless porpoises in Chinese waters in three regions (Yangtze…


Status and conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Wang, Ding; Liu, Renjun; Zhang, Xianfeng; Yang, Jian; Wei, Zhuo; Zhao, Qingzhong; Wang, Xiaoqiang
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

During 1991–1997, five and three surveys were conducted in the middle and lower reaches, respectively, of the Yangtze River. The target species of the surveys included both the baiji (Lipotes…