About stranding and accidentally caught cetaceans in the Black Sea: Death reasons, feeding characteristics and pregnancy status

Bilgin, Sabri; Onay, Hatice; Köse, Ozay; Yeşilçiçek, Tuncay
Türk Tarım ve Doğa Bilimleri Dergisi (2018)

This study was carried out to determine stranding levels, dead reasons and some reproduction features and diet of the Black Sea’ cetacean species (harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena and common dolphin,…


Distribution of three sympatric cetacean species off the coast of the central-western Gulf of Thailand

Jutapruet, Suwat; Intongcome, Atichat; Wang, Xianyan; Kittiwattanawong, Kongkiat; Huang, Shiang-Lin
Aquatic Mammals (2017)

Baseline data on the distribution patterns of animals disclose the dynamic function of habitat use as it relates to the accessibility of prey, social interactions, predator-prey interactions, and inter-habitat-patch mobility.…


Tissue-specific accumulation and body burden of parabens and their metabolites in small cetaceans

Jeong, Yunsun; Xue, Jingchuan; Park, Kyum Joon; Kannan, Kurunthachalam; Moon, Hyo-Bang
Environmental Science & Technology (2018)

Parabens have been of global concern due to their endocrine disrupting properties. However, few studies have reported tissue-specific distribution of parabens in wildlife. In this study, we measured parabens and…


Raising your voice: Evolution of narrow-band high-frequency signals in toothed whales (Odontoceti)

Galatius, Anders; Olsen, Morten Tange; Steeman, Mette Elstrup; Racicot, Rachel A.; Bradshaw, Catherine D; Kyhn, Line A.; Miller, Lee A.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2018)

Cetaceans use sound for communication, navigation and finding prey. Most extant odontocetes produce broadband (BB) biosonar clicks covering frequency ranges from tens of kilohertz to 150–170 kHz. In contrast, the…


Cetacean stranding and diet analyses in the north Aegean Sea (Greece)

Milani, C. B.; Vella, A.; Vidoris, P.; Christidis, A.; Koutrakis, E.; Frantzis, A.; Miliou, A.; Kallianiotis, A.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2017)

Cetacean stranding reports in the North Aegean Sea were recorded since 1998 from Strimonikos Gulf in Chalkidiki up to Alexandroupoli on the Turkish border and in a few northern Aegean…


Linear transect surveys of abundance and density of cetaceans in the area near the Dzharylgach Island in the north-western Black Sea

Gladilina, E. V.; Vishnyakova, K. A.; Neprokin, O. O.; Ivanchikova, Yu. F.; Derkacheva, T. A.; Kryukova, A. A.; Savenko, O. V.; Gol’din, P. E.
Vestnik Zoologii (2017)

The first assessment of cetacean density and abundance by linear transect survey was conducted in 2016 and 2017 in the shallowest coastal area of the Ukrainian sector of the north-western…


Guide to the whales, porpoises and dolphins (Order Cetacea) exhibited in the Department of Zoology, British Museum (Natural History)

Harmer, S. F.
(1909)

Porpoise. The Porpoise [Phocaena communis, or P. phocaena) is the smallest and most common of the Cetaceans found in the seas around the British Isles, and it also frequents the…


Prey of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in Iceland

Samarra, Filipa I. P.; Bassoi, Manuela; Béesau, Julie; Elíasdóttir, Margrét Ó.; Gunnarsson, Karl; Mrusczok, Marie-Thérèse; Rasmussen, Marianne; Rempel, Jonathan N.; Thorvaldsson, Baldur; Víkingsson, Gísli A.
PLOS ONE (2018)

Killer whales have a cosmopolitan distribution and as a species are generalists, feeding on a variety of prey. However, local populations tend to specialise on specific prey types. In Icelandic…