Rapports et Procès-Verbaux des Réunions de la Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (2007)


The study was based on stomach content from 42 harbour porpoises bycaught or stranded between April to June in 2002 and 2003, on the Turkish western Black Sea coast. Seven fish species were identified. Sprat and whiting were the most important fish species in the diet by frequency of occurrence (64.1% and 23.6%, respectively). Besides fishes, crustaceans, pieces of algae, molluscs, bivalves, sand and plastic debris were also recorded.