Fine-scale hydrodynamics influence the spatio-temporal distribution of harbour porpoises at a coastal hotspot

Jones, A. R.; Hosegood, P.; Wynn, R. B.; De Boer, M. N.; Butler-Cowdry, S.; Embling, C. B.
Progress in Oceanography (2014)

The coastal Runnelstone Reef, off southwest Cornwall (UK), is characterised by complex topography and strong tidal flows and is a known high-density site for harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena); a European…


Genetic and historic evidence for climate-driven population fragmentation in a top cetacean predator: The harbour porpoises in European water

Fontaine, M. C.; Tolley, K. A.; Michaux, J. R.; Birkun, A.; Ferreira, M.; Jauniaux, T.; Llavona, A.; Ozturk, B.; Ozturk, A. A.; Ridoux, V.; Rogan, E.; Sequeira, M.; Bouquegneau, J.-M.; Baird, S. J. E.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2010)

Recent climate change has triggered profound reorganization in northeast Atlantic ecosystems, with substantial impact on the distribution of marine assemblages from plankton to fishes. However, assessing the repercussions on apex…


Increase in parasite burden and associated pathology in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in West Greenland

Lehnert, K.; Seibel, H.; Hasselmeier, I.; Wohlsein, P.; Iversen, M.; Nielsen, N. H.; Heide-Jørgensen, M. P.; Prenger-Berninghoff, E.; Siebert, U.
Polar Biology (2013)

Knowledge about parasitism in harbour porpoises and their health status around Greenland is scarce. This study provides knowledge about the poorly studied cetacean in its rapidly changing environment. Parasites and…


Comparing distribution of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) derived from satellite telemetry and passive acoustic monitoring

Mikkelsen, Lonnie; Rigét, Frank F.; Kyhn, Line A.; Sveegaard, Signe; Dietz, Rune; Tougaard, Jakob; Carlström, Julia A. K.; Carlén, Ida; Koblitz, Jens C.; Teilmann, Jonas
PLOS ONE (2016)

Cetacean monitoring is essential in determining the status of a population. Different monitoring methods should reflect the real trends in abundance and patterns in distribution, and results should therefore ideally…


Using habitat models to identify suitable sites for marine protected areas for harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Embling, Clare B.; Gillibrand, Phil A.; Gordon, Jonathan; Shrimpton, Juliet; Stevick, Peter T.; Hammond, Philip S.
Biological Conservation (2010)

The harbour porpoise is a highly mobile species and thus represents a considerable challenge in the context of using marine protected areas (MPAs) for conservation. The shelf waters off the…