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…

Organophosphorus flame retardants (PFRs) and plasticisers in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded or bycaught in the UK during 2012

Papachlimitzou, Alexandra; Barber, Jonathan L.; Losada, Sara; Bersuder, Philippe; Deaville, Rob; Brownlow, Andrew; Penrose, Rod; Jepson, Paul D.; Law, Robin J.
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2015)

A suite of twenty organophosphorus flame retardant compounds have been determined in blubber and liver tissue of twenty harbour porpoises stranded or bycaught in the UK during 2012 in order…

Biological variables and health status affecting inorganic element concentrations in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Portugal (western Iberian Peninsula)

Ferreira, Marisa; Monteiro, Silvia S.; Torres, Jordi; Oliveira, Isabel; Sequeira, Marina; López, Alfredo; Vingada, José; Eira, Catarina
Environmental Pollution (2016)

The coastal preferences of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) intensify their exposure to human activities. The harbour porpoise Iberian population is presently very small and information about the threats it endures…

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),…

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…