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)…


Investigations of the potential influence of environmental contaminants on the thymus and spleen of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Beineke, Andreas; Siebert, Ursula; McLachlan, Michael; Bruhn, Regina; Thron, Kristina; Failing, Klaus; Müller, Gundi; Baumgärtner, Wolfgang
Environmental Science & Technology (2005)

Harbor porpoises from the German North and Baltic Seas exhibit a higher incidence of bacterial infections compared to whales from less polluted arctic waters. The potential adverse effect of environmental…


Organochlorine residues in harbour porpoises from Southwest Greenland

Borrell, Asunción; Aguilar, Alex; Cantos, Gemma; Lockyer, Christina; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Jensen, Jette
Environmental Pollution (2004)

During the 1995 hunting season, 75 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) were sampled in three locations in West Greenland: Maniitsoq, Nuuk, and Paamiut. Sex, age, morphometrics, reproductive condition, and organochlorine compound…


Status and conservation of facultative freshwater cetaceans in Asia

Smith, B. D.; Jefferson, T. A.
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (2002)

Irrawaddy dolphins Orcaella brevirostris and finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides are referred to as facultative freshwater cetaceans because they occupy both fresh- and nearshore marine waters. In Asia, the especially rapid…


Mortality and morbidity of Hong Kong finless porpoises, with emphasis on the role of environmental contaminants

Jefferson, T. A.; Curry, B. E.; Kinoshita, R.
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (2002)

Data on causes of death for finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) specimens stranded in Hong Kong between 1995 and 2000 were evaluated. We diagnosed several causes of death, including fishing net…


Geographical differences in organochlorine contaminants in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the western North Atlantic

Westgate, A.J.; Tolley, K.A.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (1999)

Organochlorine contaminants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated bornanes (CHBs), dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethanes (DDTs), chlordanes (CHLORs), hexachlorocyclohexanes (HCHs) and, chlorobenzenes (CBZs) were quantified in 188 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) killed in commercial fisheries…