Influence of anthropogenic activities on marine mammal strandings in the estuary and northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, 1994–2008

Truchon, M.-H.; Measures, L.; Brêthes, J.-C.; Albert, É.; Michaud, R.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2018)

Stranding records have long been used to monitor marine mammal mortalities and to help identify threats to populations. In coastal areas, marine mammals face numerous anthropogenic threats such as marine…


Forensic microbiology reveals that Neisseria animaloris infections in harbour porpoises follow traumatic injuries by grey seals

Foster, Geoffrey; Whatmore, Adrian M.; Dagleish, Mark P.; Malnick, Henry; Gilbert, Maarten J.; Begeman, Lineke; Macgregor, Shaheed K.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Roest, Hendrik Jan; Jepson, Paul; Howie, Fiona; Muchowski, Jakub; Brownlow, Andrew C.; Wagenaar, Jaap A.; Kik, Marja J. L.; Deaville, Rob; ten Doeschate, Mariel T. I.; Barley, Jason; Hunter, Laura; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.
Scientific Reports (2019)

Neisseria animaloris is considered to be a commensal of the canine and feline oral cavities. It is able to cause systemic infections in animals as well as humans, usually after…


Genetic homogeneity in the face of morphological heterogeneity in the harbor porpoise from the Black Sea and adjacent waters (Phocoena phocoena relicta)

Ben Chehida, Yacine; Thumloup, Julie; Vishnyakova, Karina; Gol’din, Pavel; Fontaine, Michael C.
Heredity (2019)

Absence of genetic differentiation is usually taken as an evidence of panmixia, but can also reflect other situations, including even nearly complete demographic independence among large-sized populations. Deciphering which situation…


High rates of vessel noise disrupt foraging in wild harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Wisniewska, Danuta Maria; Johnson, Mark; Teilmann, Jonas; Siebert, Ursula; Galatius, Anders; Dietz, Rune; Madsen, Peter Teglberg
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2018)

Shipping is the dominant marine anthropogenic noise source in the world's oceans, yet we know little about vessel encounter rates, exposure levels and behavioural reactions for cetaceans in the wild,…


Genetic and historic evidence for climate-driven population fragmentation in a top cetacean predator: The harbour porpoises in European water

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Tolley, Krystal A.; Michaux, Johan R.; Birkun, Alexei; Ferreira, Marisa; Jauniaux, Thierry; Llavona, Ángela; Öztürk, Bayram; Öztürk, Ayaka A; Ridoux, Vincent; Rogan, Emer; Sequeira, Marina; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie; Baird, Stuart J. E.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2010)

Recent climate change has triggered profound reorganization in northeast Atlantic ecosystems, with substantial impact on the distribution of marine assemblages from plankton to fishes. However, assessing the repercussions on apex…