Harbour porpoises react to low levels of high frequency vessel noise

Dyndo, Monika; Wiśniewska, Danuta Maria; Rojano-Doñate, Laia; Teglberg Madsen, Peter
Scientific Reports (2015)

Cetaceans rely critically on sound for navigation, foraging and communication and are therefore potentially affected by increasing noise levels from human activities at sea. Shipping is the main contributor of…


Reproductive Failure in UK Harbour Porpoises Phocoena phocoena: Legacy of Pollutant Exposure?

Sinéad Murphy; Jonathan L Barber; Jennifer A. Learmonth; Fiona L. Read; Robert Deaville; Matthew W. Perkins; Andrew Brownlow; Nick Davison; Rod Penrose; Graham J. Pierce; Robin J. Law; Paul D. Jepson
PLOS ONE (2015)

Reproductive failure in mammals due to exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can occur either through endocrine disrupting effects or via immunosuppression and increased disease risk. To investigate further, full necropsies…


Comparison of echolocation behaviour between coastal and riverine porpoises

Akamatsu, Tomonari; Teilmann, Jonas; Miller, Lee A.; Tougaard, Jakob; Dietz, Rune; Wang, Ding; Wang, Kexiong; Siebert, Ursula; Naito, Yasuhiko
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (2007)

Echolocation behaviour of a harbor porpoise and six finless porpoises was recorded in open-water systems using acoustic data loggers (A-tag). In total 1359 click trains were recorded during 4.6 h…