Estimation of population size and trends for highly mobile species with dynamic spatial distributions

Boyd, Charlotte; Barlow, Jay; Becker, Elizabeth A.; Forney, Karin A.; Gerrodette, Tim; Moore, Jeffrey E.; Punt, André E.
Diversity and Distributions (2017)

Conventional spatial density models assume a constant relationship between densities and habitat covariates over some time period, typically a survey season. The estimated population size must change whenever total habitat…


Raising your voice: Evolution of narrow-band high-frequency signals in toothed whales (Odontoceti)

Galatius, Anders; Olsen, Morten Tange; Steeman, Mette Elstrup; Racicot, Rachel A.; Bradshaw, Catherine D; Kyhn, Line A.; Miller, Lee A.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2018)

Cetaceans use sound for communication, navigation and finding prey. Most extant odontocetes produce broadband (BB) biosonar clicks covering frequency ranges from tens of kilohertz to 150–170 kHz. In contrast, the…


Habitat-based density models for three cetacean species off southern California illustrate pronounced seasonal differences

Becker, Elizabeth A.; Forney, Karin A.; Thayre, Bruce J.; Debich, Amanda J.; Campbell, Gregory S.; Whitaker, Katherine; Douglas, Annie B.; Gilles, Anita; Hoopes, Ryan; Hildebrand, John A.
Frontiers in Marine Science (2017)

Managing marine species effectively requires spatially and temporally explicit knowledge of their density and distribution. Habitat-based density models, a type of species distribution model (SDM) that uses habitat covariates to…


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…