Juvenile harbor porpoises in the UK are exposed to a more neurotoxic mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls than adults

Williams, Rosie S.; Curnick, David J.; Barber, Jonathan L.; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Rob; Perkins, Matthew; Jobling, Susan; Jepson, Paul D.
Science of The Total Environment (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of 209 persistent and bio-accumulative toxic pollutants present as complex mixtures in human and animal tissues. Harbor porpoises accumulate some of the highest levels…


Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds

Williams, Rosie; ten Doeschate, Mariel; Curnick, David J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Barber, Jonathan L.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Robert; Perkins, Matthew; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan
Environmental Science & Technology (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic, persistent, and lipophilic chemical compounds that accumulate to high levels in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and other cetaceans. It is important to monitor PCBs in…


Modelling fine-scale distribution and relative abundance of harbour porpoises in the Southern Bight of the North Sea using platform-of-opportunity data

Bouveroux, Thibaut; Waggitt, James J.; Belhadjer, Anissa; Cazenave, Pierre W.; Evans, Peter G.H.; Kiszka, Jeremy J.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2020)

Over the last 25 years, the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has made a significant return to the Southern Bight of the North Sea and the English Channel due to a…


Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland

Todd, Nicole R. E.; Cronin, Michelle; Luck, Cian; Bennison, Ashley; Jessopp, Mark; Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Under the EU Habitats Directive, cetacean species must be maintained at favourable conservation status in European waters. Whether this is achieved via protected area designation, curtailment of activities such as…


Evaluating management strategies for marine mammal populations: An example for multiple species and multiple fishing sectors in Iceland

Punt, André E; Siple, Margaret; Sigurðsson, Guðjón M.; Víkingsson, Gisli; Francis, Tessa B.; Granquist, Sandra Magdalena; Hammond, Philip S; Heinemann, Dennis; Long, Kristy J.; Moore, Jeffrey E.; Sepúlveda, Maritza; Reeves, Randall R.; Wade, Paul R.; Williams, Rob; Zerbini, Alexandre N.
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2020)

A Management Strategy Evaluation is used to estimate success at achieving conservation goals for marine mammals while also aiming to minimize impacts on commercial fisheries. It is intended to improve…


External morphology and weight-length relationships (WLRs) of harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) in the Black Sea

Bilgin, Sabri; Kose, Ozay; Yesilcicek, Tuncay
Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2020)

The present study summarized information on the morphometric characteristics and weight-length relationships (WLRs) of pregnant females, non-pregnant females and males of harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Linnaeus, 1758) along the Rize…