Distribution and habitat use of a cryptic small cetacean, the Burmeister’s porpoise, monitored from a small-scale fishery platform

Clay, Thomas A.; Mangel, Jeffrey C.; Alfaro-Shigueto, Joanna; Hodgson, David J.; Godley, Brendan J.
Frontiers in Marine Science (2018)

There is widespread evidence that small-scale fisheries (SSF) bycatch threatens many populations of small cetaceans, yet conservation efforts are often limited by a lack of basic knowledge regarding their abundance,…


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…


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…


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,…


Stable oxygen isotopes reveal habitat use by marine mammals in the Río de la Plata estuary and adjoining Atlantic Ocean

Drago, Massimiliano; Valdivia, Meica; Bragg, Daniel; González, Enrique M.; Aguilar, Alex; Cardona, Luis
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Detailed knowledge on habitat use by marine mammals is critical for understanding their ecological role and for adequate management. Here, we assess the habitat use patterns of thirteen species of…


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…