Marine debris in harbour porpoises and seals from German waters

Unger, B.; Herr, H.; Benke, H.; Böhmert, M.; Burkhardt-Holm, P.; Dähne, M.; Hillmann, M.; Wolff-Schmidt, K.; Wohlsein, P.; Siebert, U.
Marine Environmental Research (2017)

Records of marine debris in and attached to stranded harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) were studied comprising information on 6587 carcasses collected…


An unusual mortality event of Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) off central California: Increase in blunt trauma rather than an epizootic

Wilkin, Sarah; Cordaro, Joe; Gulland, Frances M. D.; Wheeler, Elizabeth; Dunkin, Robin; Sigler, Teri; Casper, Dave; Berman, Michelle; Flannery, Moe; Fire, Spencer; Wang, Zhihong; Colegrove, Kathleen; Baker, Jason
Aquatic Mammals (2012)

In 2007, the apparent increase in the number of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranding along the central California coast compared to the number of strandings the previous year resulted in…


Saving the Vaquita: Immediate action, not more data

JARAMILLO-LEGORRETA, ARMANDO; ROJAS-BRACHO, LORENZO; BROWNELL, ROBERT L.; READ, ANDREW J.; REEVES, RANDALL R.; RALLS, KATHERINE; TAYLOR, BARBARA L.
Conservation Biology (2007)

The recent likely extinction of the baiji (Chinese river dolphin [Lipotes vexillifer]) (Turvey et al. 2007) makes the vaquita (Gulf of California porpoise [Phocoena sinus]) the most endangered cetacean. The…


A preliminary overview of skin and skeletal diseases and traumata in small cetaceans from South American waters

Van Bressem, M.-F.; Reyes, J. C.; Félix, F.; Echegaray, M.; Siciliano, S.; Di Beneditto, A. P.; Flach, L.; Viddi, F.; Avila, I. C.; Herrera, J. C.; Tobón, I. C.; Bolaños-Jiménez, J.; Moreno, I. B.; Ott, P. H.; Sanino, G. P.; Castineira, E.; Montes, D.; Crespo, E.; Flores, P. A. C.; Haase, B.; Souza, S. M. F. M.; Laeta, M.; Fragoso, A. B.
Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Mamm. (2007)

We succinctly review and document new cases of diseases of the skin and the skeletal system and external traumata in cetaceans from Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and…


Comparison of echolocation behaviour between coastal and riverine porpoises

Akamatsu, Tomonari; Teilmann, Jonas; Miller, Lee A.; Tougaard, Jakob; Dietz, Rune; Wang, Ding; Wang, Kexiong; Siebert, Ursula; Naito, Yasuhiko
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (2007)

Echolocation behaviour of a harbor porpoise and six finless porpoises was recorded in open-water systems using acoustic data loggers (A-tag). In total 1359 click trains were recorded during 4.6 h…


Entrapment of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in herring weirs in the Bay of Fundy, Canada

Neimanis, A. S.; Koopman, H. N.; Westgate, A. J.; Murison, L. D.; Read, A. J.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2004)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are small coastal cetaceans vulnerable to mortality in fishing operations. Not all interactions are fatal, however, and each year many porpoises swim into and are subsequently…