Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and wind farms: a case study in the Dutch North Sea

Scheidat, Meike; Tougaard, Jakob; Brasseur, Sophie; Carstensen, Jacob; van Polanen Petel, Tamara; Teilmann, Jonas; Reijnders, Peter
Environmental Research Letters (2011)

The rapid increase in development of offshore wind energy in European waters has raised concern for the possible environmental impacts of wind farms. We studied whether harbour porpoise occurrence has…


Abundance and conservation status of the Yangtze finless porpoise in the Yangtze River, China

Zhao, Xiujiang; Barlow, Jay; Taylor, Barbara L.; Pitman, Robert L.; Wang, Kexiong; Wei, Zhuo; Stewart, Brent S.; Turvey, Samuel T.; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Reeves, Randall R.; Wang, Ding
Biological Conservation (2008)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) is endemic to the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, China. It is the only freshwater population of porpoises in the…


Report on vaquita rate of change between 2011-2014 using passive acoustic data by the expert panel on spatial models

Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; VerHoef, Jay; Moore, Jeff; Thomas, Len; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Taylor, Barbara
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2015)

The Expert Panel on Vaquita Acoustic Monitoring had its second meeting on April 28, 2015 to analyze the first four seasons (2011-2014) of the acoustic monitoring program. Results indicate an…


Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates in British Columbia

Best, B. D.; Fox, C. H.; Williams, R.; Halpin, P. N.; Paquet, P. C.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2015)

Information relating to the distribution and abundance of species is critical for effective conservation and management. For many species, including cetacean species of conservation concern, abundance estimates are lacking, out…


Species occurrence and distributional ecology of nearshore cetaceans in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh, with abundance estimates for Irrawaddy dolphins Orcaella brevirostris and finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides

Smith, B. D.; Ahmed, B.; Mowgli, R. M.; Strindberg, S.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2008)

A vessel-based line-transect survey conducted during February 2004 along 1,018km of systematic trackline in the nearshore waters of Bangladesh resulted in 111 ‘on-effort’ cetacean sightings including: Irrawaddy dolphins, Orcaella brevirostris…