Comparative anatomy of the bony labyrinth of extant and extinct porpoises (Cetacea: Phocoenidae)

Racicot, Rachel A.; Gearty, William; Kohno, Naoki; Flynn, John J.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2016)

The inner ear anatomy of cetaceans, now more readily accessible by means of nondestructive high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scanning, provides a window into their acoustic abilities and ecological preferences.…


A contribution to the study on the three cetacean species stranded along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Evtimova, V.; Delov, V.; Parvanov, D.; Grozdanov, A.; Velina, Y.
Annuaire de l’Université de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” Faculte de Biologie (2016)

The study was conducted by examining stranded cetaceans while explicitly searching for dead marine mammals. Observations were made through covering transects along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The data collection…


Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their hydroxylated and methoxylated analogues in the blood of harbor, Dall’s and finless porpoises from the Japanese coastal waters

Ochiai, Mari; Nomiyama, Kei; Isobe, Tomohiko; Yamada, Tadasu K.; Tajima, Yuko; Matsuda, Ayaka; Shiozaki, Akira; Matsuishi, Takashi; Amano, Masao; Iwata, Hisato; Tanabe, Shinsuke
Marine Environmental Research (2016)

This study investigated the accumulation of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their hydroxylated and methoxylated analogues (OH-PBDEs and MeO-PBDEs) in the blood of harbor porpoises, Dall's porpoises, and finless porpoises…


Effect of construction-related activities and vessel traffic on marine mammals

Culloch, R. M.; Anderwald, P.; Brandecker, A.; Haberlin, D.; McGovern, B.; Pinfield, R.; Visser, F.; Jessopp, M.; Cronin, M.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

During the construction of a gas pipeline from an offshore gas field in northwest Ireland, a year-round shore-based marine mammal monitoring programme was undertaken. Using 6 yr of data, generalised…


Comparison of dolphins’ body and brain measurements with four other groups of cetaceans reveals great diversity

Ridgway, Sam H.; Carlin, Kevin P.; Van Alstyne, Kaitlin R.; Hanson, Alicia C.; Tarpley, Raymond J.
Brain, Behavior and Evolution (2016)

We compared mature dolphins with 4 other groupings of mature cetaceans. With a large data set, we found great brain diversity among 5 different taxonomic groupings. The dolphins in our…