Review of small cetaceans: Distribution, behaviour, migration and threats

Culik, Boris

This report summarises the available knowledge on odontocete (toothed whale) distribution, behaviour, migration and threats and was compiled for the Bonn Secretariat of CMS.

Tattoo disease of odontocetes as a potential indicator of a degrading or stressful environment: A preliminary report

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Van Waerebeek, Koen; Raga, Juan Antonio; Gaspar, Raquel; Di Beneditto, Ana Paula; Ramos, Renata; Siebert, Ursula
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2003)

We examined the presence of tattoo lesions in 613 small cetaceans belonging to nine species and originating from the Southeast Pacific Ocean, the Southwest and Northeast Atlantic Ocean as well…

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…

Northernmost records of the spectacled porpoise, Layard’s beaked whale, Commerson’s dolphin and Peale’s dolphin in the southwestern Atlantic ocean

Pinedo, Maria C.; Barreto, Andre S.; Lammardo, Mauricio P.; Andrade, Ana L. V.; Geracitano, Laura
Aquatic Mammals (2002)

The northernmost records of four cold-water cetacean species in the southwestern Atlantic are presented: the spectacled porpoise (Phocoena dioptrica), Layard's beaked whale (Mesoplodon layardii), Commerson's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), and Peale's…

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,…