Yangtze river population of Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides)

Reeves, Randall R.; Jefferson, Thomas A.; Kasuya, Toshio; Smith, Brian D.; Wang, Ding; Wang, Peilie; Wells, Randall S.; Würsig, Bernd; Zhou, Kaiya
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

The population of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) that inhabits China’s Yangtze River is unique. All other known populations of the species are distributed principally in marine waters. This population is…


Possible causes of a harbour porpoise mass stranding in Danish waters in 2005

Wright, Andrew J.; Maar, Marie; Mohn, Christian; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob; Siebert, Ursula; Jensen, Lasse Fast; Baagøe, Hans J.; Teilmann, Jonas
PLoS ONE (2013)

An unprecedented 85 harbour porpoises stranded freshly dead along approximately 100 km of Danish coastline from 7–15 April, 2005. This total is considerably above the mean weekly stranding rate for…


Variação geográfica do boto-de-Burmeister, Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) nas costas Atlântica e Pacífica da América do Sul

Molina-Schiller, Daniza
Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2006)

"Geographic variation of Burmeister's porpoise, Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister, 1865) (Cetacea: Phocoenidae), on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of South America" (Thesis content in English) A total of 142 skulls from…


Spatial interactions between marine predators and their prey: Herring abundance as a driver for the distributions of mackerel and harbour porpoise

Sveegaard, S.; Nabe-Nielsen, J.; Stæhr, K. J.; Jensen, T. F.; Mouritsen, K. N.; Teilmann, J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2012)

The distribution of marine predators is tightly coupled with that of their prey, and may also be affected by interactions between competing predators. In order to adopt an ecosystem approach…


Riding the tide: Use of a moving tidal-stream habitat by harbour porpoises

Benjamins, S.; Dale, A.; van Geel, N.; Wilson, B.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

Tidal-stream habitats present periodically fast-flowing, turbulent conditions. Evidence suggests that these conditions benefit top predators such as harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena, presumably allowing them to optimise exploitation of prey resources.…