Dentinal anomalies in teeth of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish waters: Are they linked to sexual maturation and environmental events?

Luque, P. L.; Pierce, G. J.; Learmonth, J. A.; Santos, M. B.; Ieno, E.; López, A.; Reid, R. J.; Rogan, E.; González, A. F.; Boon, J.; Law, R. J.; Lockyer, C. H.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2009)

We examined the tooth ultra-structure of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish waters to determine whether the incidence of mineralization anomalies could be related to certain life history events (e.g.…

Long-term feeding ecology and habitat use in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from Scandinavian waters inferred from trace elements and stable isotopes

Fontaine, Michaël C; Tolley, Krystal A; Siebert, Ursula; Gobert, Sylvie; Lepoint, Gilles; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie; Das, Krishna
BMC Ecol (2007)

We investigated the feeding ecology and habitat use of 32 harbour porpoises by-caught in 4 localities along the Scandinavian coast from the North Sea to the Barents Sea using time-integrative…

Biological and ecological factors related to trace element levels in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from European waters

Lahaye, V.; Bustamante, P.; Law, R.J.; Learmonth, J.A.; Santos, M.B.; Boon, J.P.; Rogan, E.; Dabin, W.; Addink, M.J.; López, A.; Zuur, A.F.; Pierce, G.J.; Caurant, F.
Marine Environmental Research (2007)

Selected trace elements (Cd, Cu, Hg, Se, Zn) were measured in the kidneys and the liver of 104 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded along the coasts of France, Galicia (Spain),…

Geographical distribution of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and organochlorines in small cetaceans from Asian waters

Kajiwara, Natsuko; Kamikawa, Satoko; Ramu, Karri; Ueno, Daisuke; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Subramanian, Annamalai; Lam, Paul K. S.; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Prudente, Maricar; Chung, Kyu-Hyuck; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Chemosphere (2006)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are one of the flame retardants widely used in plastics, textiles, electronic appliances, and electrical household appliances. In this study, PBDEs and organochlorine compounds (OCs) were…

Mercury concentrations in Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) from eastern Dongting Lake, China

Dong, Wei-Wei; Xu, Ying; Wang, Ding; Hao, Yu-Jiang;
Fresenius Environmental Bulletin (2006)

Mercury concentrations in some key tissues (liver, kidney, small intestine, stomach, blubber and brain) of five Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis), accidentally died in the Eastern Dongting Lake of…

The risk of infection from polychlorinated biphenyl exposure in the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): A case–control approach

Hall, Ailsa J.; Hugunin, Kelly; Deaville, Robert; Law, Robin J.; Allchin, Colin R.; Jepson, Paul D.
Environ Health Perspect (2006)

The objective of this study was to determine whether the risk of mortality from infectious disease in harbor porpoise in UK. waters increased with high exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs),…

Temporal variation and biomagnification of organohalogen compounds in finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the South China Sea

Ramu, Karri; Kajiwara, Natsuko; Lam, Paul K. S.; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Zhou, Kaiya; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Environmental Pollution (2006)

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and organochlorine compounds (OCs) were determined in the blubber of male finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) collected in 1990 and 2000/01 from the South China Sea. Among…

Post-mortem stability of blubber retinoids in by-caught harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): Implications for the design of biomarker studies

Tornero, V.; Borrell, A.; Pubill, E.; Koopman, H.; Read, A.; Reijinders, P. J. H.; Aguilar, A.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2005)

The effect of post-mortem time (0-48 hours) on retinoid concentrations in the blubber and liver of harbour porpoises under natural conditions is investigated to assess the stability of samples collected…

Relationships between polychlorinated biphenyls and health status in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in the United Kingdom

Jepson, Paul D.; Bennett, Peter M.; Deaville, Robert; Allchin, Colin R.; Baker, John R.; Law, Robin J.
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2005)

To investigate possible relationships between polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure and infectious disease mortality in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in United Kingdom waters, summed blubber concentrations of 25 chlorobiphenyl congeners (Σ25CB)…