Temporal and spatial trends in stranding records of cetaceans on the Irish coast, 2002–2014

McGovern, Barry; Culloch, Ross M.; O'Connell, Michael; Berrow, Simon
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2016)

Using Irish strandings data collected between 2002 and 2014, seasonal and annual trends in the number of strandings for all strandings identified to species level (N = 1480), and for…


Updated marine mammal distribution and abundance estimates in British Columbia

Best, B. D.; Fox, C. H.; Williams, R.; Halpin, P. N.; Paquet, P. C.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2015)

Information relating to the distribution and abundance of species is critical for effective conservation and management. For many species, including cetacean species of conservation concern, abundance estimates are lacking, out…


Strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals in China, 2000–2006, as reviewed from official documents: A compelling argument for a nationwide strandings programme

Wang, Yamin; Li, Wei; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Marine Policy (2015)

In the present study, the species composition, geographical and seasonal patterns of strandings, bycatches and injuries of aquatic mammals reported in Chinese mainland waters, from 2000 to 2006, were analyzed…


Cetacean distribution in the southern Black Sea: An acoustic approach

Saydam, Gülce
Master's Thesis - Middle East Technical University (2015)

Large numbers of small cetaceans (common dolphin, harbor porpoises and bottlenose dolphins) were hunted in the Black Sea until the hunting of cetaceans was banned in Turkey in 1983. Even…


Characterization of the temporomandibular joint of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)

McDonald, M.; Vapniarsky-Arzi, N.; Verstraete, F.J.M.; Staszyk, C.; Leale, D.M.; Woolard, K.D.; Arzi, B.
Archives of Oral Biology (2015)

Objectives The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in cetaceans is largely uncharacterized. This study aims to describe the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical and biomechanical features of the TMJ of two species of the…


Identification of novel cetacean poxviruses in cetaceans stranded in south west England

Barnett, James; Dastjerdi, Akbar; Davison, Nick; Deaville, Rob; Everest, David; Peake, Julie; Finnegan, Christopher; Jepson, Paul; Steinbach, Falko
PLoS ONE (2015)

Poxvirus infections in marine mammals have been mainly reported through their clinical lesions and electron microscopy (EM). Poxvirus particles in association with such lesions have been demonstrated by EM and…


Population estimates and distribution patterns of Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) and Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) in the Kuching Bay, Sarawak

Minton, Gianna; Peter, Cindy; Poh, Anna Norliza Zulkifli; Ngeian, Jenny; Braulik, Gill; Hammond, Philip S.; Tuen, Andrew Alek
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (2013)

Small boat surveys were conducted in the Kuching Bay area of Sarawak, East Malaysia, in order to determine the distribution and abundance of coastal cetaceans. Photographic data collected from Jul.…