Observations on the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) and the finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River between Nanjing and Taiyangzhou, with remarks on some physiological adaptations of the baiji to its environment

Zhou, K.; Pilleri, G.; Li, Y.
Investigations on Cetacea (1979)

Two species of dolphin inhabit the Changjiang (Yangtze): Lipotes vexillifer MILLER, 1918 (known as Baiji in Chinese) and the Finless porpoise, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis PILLERI and GIHR, 1972. Although quite a…


Distribution, ecology, behaviour and conservation of the dolphins of the middle reaches of Changjiang (Yangtze) River (Wuhan-Yueyang)

Chen, P.; Liu, P.; Liu, R.; Lin, K.; Pilleri, G.
Investigations on Cetacea (1979)

Two species of cetaceans live in the Yangtze river (Changjiang R.): Lipotes vexillifer (MILLER, 1918) and Neophocaena asiaeorientalis (PILLERI and GIHR, 1972). Both species are only found in the middle…


Passive acoustic monitoring of the decline of Mexico’s critically endangered vaquita

Jaramillo-Legorreta, Armando; Cardenas-Hinojosa, Gustavo; Nieto-Garcia, Edwyna; Rojas-Bracho, Lorenzo; Ver Hoef, Jay; Moore, Jeffrey; Tregenza, Nicholas; Barlow, Jay; Gerrodette, Tim; Thomas, Len; Taylor, Barbara
Conservation Biology (2016)

The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world's most endangered marine mammal with ≈245 individuals remaining in 2008. This species of porpoise is endemic to the northern Gulf of California, Mexico,…


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…


Fisheries related mortality of small cetaceans in neritic waters of Peru in 1999-2001

Van Waerebeek, K.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Montes, D.; Onton, K.; Santillan, L.; Van Bressem, M.-F.; Vega, D.;
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2002)

Fifteen fishing centres on the northern and central coasts of Peru, including large industrial fishing ports and smaller fish landing sites were surveyed for cetacean landings periodically over 29 months,…


Small cetacean captures and CPUE estimates in artisanal fisheries operating from a port in northern Peru, 2005-2007

Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2008)

This work provides the first direct, at-sea monitoring of small cetacean interactions with Peruvian artisanal drift gillnet and longline vessels. A total of 253 small cetaceans were observed captured during…


A preliminary analysis of recent captures of small cetaceans in Peru and Chile

Van Waerebeek, Koen; Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Sanino, Gian Paolo; Montes, David; Ontón, Karina
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (1999)

Limited monitoring of 30 fishing ports on the central and northern Peruvian coast, from 03º29’S to 14º10’S, in the period 1995-99, yielded evidence of small cetacean exploitation in 25 ports…