The frequency of solitary behaviours in captive odontocetes is modulated by environmental and social factors

Serres, Agathe; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding
International Journal of Comparative Psychology (2019)

The number of welfare-oriented studies is increasing in animals under human care, including odontocetes. However, validated welfare indicators are lacking for captive odontocetes. We studied the effect of several conditions…


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…


Environmental drivers of harbour porpoise fine-scale movements

van Beest, Floris M.; Teilmann, Jonas; Dietz, Rune; Galatius, Anders; Mikkelsen, Lonnie; Stalder, Dominique; Sveegaard, Signe; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob
Marine Biology (2018)

Quantifying intraspecific variation in movement behaviour of marine predators and the underlying environmental drivers is important to inform conservation management of protected species. Here, we provide the first empirical data…


Agonistic interactions and dominance relationships in three groups of captive odontocetes: Method of assessment and inter-species/group comparison

Serres, Agathe; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding
Aquatic Mammals (2019)

Social group dynamics are known to impact odontocetes’ health and welfare in captivity. Social dominance and agonistic interactions that occur to establish and maintain these relationships might express themselves differently…