Prey occurrence in the stomach contents of four small cetacean species in Peru

García-Godos, I.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Reyes, J. C.; Alfaro-Shigueto, J.; Arias-Schreiber, M.
Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Mamm. (2007)

The diets of long-beaked common dolphins Delphinus capensis (n=117), dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus (n=72), Burmeister's porpoises Phocoena spinipinnis (n=69) and offshore common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus (n=22) were determined based…


Linking sandeel consumption and the likelihood of starvation in harbour porpoises in the Scottish North Sea: Could climate change mean more starving porpoises?

MacLeod, C. D.; Santos, M. B.; Reid, R. J.; Scott, B. E.; Pierce, G. J.
Biology Letters (2007)

Sandeels are known to be negatively affected by climate change in a number of ways. This study investigated whether these changes are affecting the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), a species…


Long-term feeding ecology and habitat use in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from Scandinavian waters inferred from trace elements and stable isotopes

Fontaine, Michaël C; Tolley, Krystal A; Siebert, Ursula; Gobert, Sylvie; Lepoint, Gilles; Bouquegneau, Jean-Marie; Das, Krishna
BMC Ecol (2007)

We investigated the feeding ecology and habitat use of 32 harbour porpoises by-caught in 4 localities along the Scandinavian coast from the North Sea to the Barents Sea using time-integrative…


Mass-dependent predation risk and lethal dolphin-porpoise interactions

MacLeod, R.; MacLeod, C. D.; Learmonth, J. A.; Jepson, P. D.; Reid, R. J.; Deaville, R.; Pierce, G. J.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2007)

In small birds, mass-dependent predation risk (MDPR) is known to make the trade-off between avoiding starvation and avoiding predation dependent on individual mass. This occurs because carrying increased fat reserves…