Out of sight, out of mind: How conservation is failing European porpoises

Carlén, Ida; Nunny, Laetitia; Simmonds, Mark P.
Frontiers in Marine Science (2021)

The conservation of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) appears to be failing in Europe. There are particular concerns about this species in the Baltic Proper, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, as well…


Assessing harbour porpoise populations in south-west Wales, data issues and implications for conservation and management

Oakley, J. A.; Jenkins, R. E.; Thomas, T.; Williams, A. T.; Phillips, M. R.
Ocean & Coastal Management (2016)

The UK Government was recently criticised for failing to fulfil its obligations under the Habitats Directive in respect of designating protected areas for Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena. At the centre…


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…


Linear transect surveys of abundance and density of cetaceans in the area near the Dzharylgach Island in the north-western Black Sea

Gladilina, E. V.; Vishnyakova, K. A.; Neprokin, O. O.; Ivanchikova, Yu. F.; Derkacheva, T. A.; Kryukova, A. A.; Savenko, O. V.; Gol’din, P. E.
Vestnik Zoologii (2017)

The first assessment of cetacean density and abundance by linear transect survey was conducted in 2016 and 2017 in the shallowest coastal area of the Ukrainian sector of the north-western…


Conservation plan for the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena in The Netherlands: Towards a favourable conservation status

Camphuysen, Kees C. J.; Siemensma, Marije L.
NIOZ Reports (2011)

- This is a conservation plan for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena based on the current seasonal occurrence and abundance of porpoises within waters under Dutch jurisdiction. - The conservation…


Abundance decline in the narrow‐ridged finless porpoise population off the Pacific coast of eastern Japan

Shirakihara, Kunio; Nakahara, Fumio; Shinohara, Masanori; Shirakihara, Miki; Hiramatsu, Kazuhiko; Irie, Takahiro
Population Ecology (2019)

The narrow‐ridged finless porpoise Neophocaena asiaeorientalis is a small‐toothed whale with a coastal habitat and is sensitive to human activity. Aerial sighting surveys were conducted in 2012 to evaluate the…