The impact of marine vessels on the presence and behaviour of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the waters off Berry Head, Brixham (South West England)

Roberts, Laura; Collier, Stuart; Law, Samantha; Gaion, Andrea
Ocean & Coastal Management (2019)

Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) are protected in the UK by the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981). Understanding the impact of anthropogenic pressures is fundamental for effective protection under this act…


Habitat succession of the Yangtze finless porpoise in Poyang Lake under the changing hydrodynamic and feeding environment

Han, Yong; Sun, Zhiyu; Fang, Hongwei; Bai, Sen; Huang, Lei; He, Guojian
Ecological Modelling (2020)

Poyang Lake, located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is the largest freshwater lake in China and the most important habitat for the Yangtze finless porpoise.…


Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland

Todd, Nicole R. E.; Cronin, Michelle; Luck, Cian; Bennison, Ashley; Jessopp, Mark; Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Under the EU Habitats Directive, cetacean species must be maintained at favourable conservation status in European waters. Whether this is achieved via protected area designation, curtailment of activities such as…


Underwater noise pollution in China’s Yangtze River critically endangers Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Wang, Zhi-Tao; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Duan, Peng-Xiang; Zhou, Lu; Yuan, Jing; Li, Jiao; Lei, Pei-Yu; Chen, Yu-Wei; Yang, Yi-Ning; Wang, Ke-Xiong; Wang, Ding
Environmental Pollution (2020)

Underwater sound plays an important role in some critical life functions of many aquatic animals. Underwater noise pollution has received relatively more attention in ocean systems. However, little attention has…


Population survey showing hope for population recovery of the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise

Huang, Jie; Mei, Zhigang; Chen, Mao; Han, Yi; Zhang, Xinqiao; Moore, Jeffrey E.; Zhao, Xiujiang; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
Biological Conservation (2020)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), has experienced rapid declines in recent decades. We estimate its abundance based on surveys conducted between November and December 2017 in the main-stem…


Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

Carlén, Ida; Thomas, Len; Carlström, Julia; Amundin, Mats; Teilmann, Jonas; Tregenza, Nick; Tougaard, Jakob; Koblitz, Jens C.; Sveegaard, Signe; Wennerberg, Daniel; Loisa, Olli; Dähne, Michael; Brundiers, Katharina; Kosecka, Monika; Kyhn, Line Anker; Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi; Pawliczka, Iwona; Koza, Radomil; Arciszewski, Bartlomiej; Galatius, Anders; Jabbusch, Martin; Laaksonlaita, Jussi; Niemi, Jussi; Lyytinen, Sami; Gallus, Anja; Benke, Harald; Blankett, Penina; Skóra, Krzysztof E.; Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro
Biological Conservation (2018)

Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and…


Crossing boundaries for cetacean conservation: Setting research priorities to guide management of harbour porpoises

IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.; ten Doeschate, Mariel T. I.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Gröne, Andrea; Brownlow, Andrew C.
Marine Policy (2018)

Effective management of natural resources involves a multidisciplinary perspective to address complex issues in data poor-environments. With mobile species that do not conform to human-defined borders a cross-boundary approach is…


Seasonal and diel patterns in cetacean use and foraging at a potential marine renewable energy site

Nuuttila, Hanna K.; Bertelli, Chiara M.; Mendzil, Anouska; Dearle, Nessa
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2018)

Marine renewable energy (MRE) developments often coincide with sites frequented by small cetaceans. To understand habitat use and assess potential impact from development, echolocation clicks were recorded with acoustic click…