To ping or not to ping: The use of active acoustic devices in mitigating interactions between small cetaceans and gillnet fisheries

Dawson, S. M.; Northridge, S.; Waples, D.; Read, A. J.
Endangered Species Research (2013)

Active sound emitters (‘pingers’) are used in several gillnet fisheries to reduce bycatch of small cetaceans, and/or to reduce depredation by dolphins. Here, we review studies conducted to determine how…


Long-term passive acoustic monitoring revealed seasonal and diel patterns of cetacean presence in the Istanbul Strait

Dede, Ayhan; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Tonay, Arda M.; Öztürk, Bayram
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2013)

The Istanbul Strait (Bosphorus) is a part of the Turkish Straits System, connecting the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea. There are three cetacean species in the Strait, namely the…


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.…


Unusual mass mortality of cetaceans on the coast of the Turkish western Black Sea in summer 2009

Tonay, Arda M.; Dede, Ayhan; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Ercan, Didem; Fernández, Antonio
Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment (2012)

Between mid-July and early August, an unusual mass mortality of cetaceans was detected on the Turkish Western Black Sea coast. 114 cetaceans (53 harbour porpoises, 9 common dolphins, 7 bottlenose…


Ultrastructure of enamel and dentine in extant dolphins (Cetacea: Delphinoidea and Inioidea)

Loch, Carolina; Duncan, Warwick; Simões-Lopes, Paulo C.; Kieser, Jules A.; Fordyce, R. Ewan
Zoomorphology (2012)

Longitudinal and cross sections of teeth from 17 species of the Recent dolphins (Delphinoidea and Inioidea) were examined under scanning electron microscope to study the arrangement and ultrastructure of dental…