Ontogenetic allometry and body composition of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena, L.) from the western North Atlantic

McLellan, W. A.; Koopman, H. N.; Rommel, S. A.; Read, A. J.; Potter, C. W.; Nicolas, J. R.; Westgate, A. J.; Pabst, D. A.
Journal of Zoology (2002)

North Atlantic harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena (L.) face considerable energetic challenges, as they are relatively small marine mammals with an intense reproductive schedule and a cold-water habitat. Post-natal growth of…


Organization and number of orexinergic neurons in the hypothalamus of two species of Cetartiodactyla: A comparison of giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Dell, Leigh-Anne; Patzke, Nina; Bhagwandin, Adhil; Bux, Faiza; Fuxe, Kjell; Barber, Grace; Siegel, Jerome M.; Manger, Paul R.
Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy (2012)

The present study describes the organization of the orexinergic (hypocretinergic) neurons in the hypothalamus of the giraffe and harbour porpoise – two members of the mammalian Order Cetartiodactyla which is…


Distribution, ecology, behaviour and conservation of the dolphins of the middle reaches of Changjiang (Yangtze) River (Wuhan-Yueyang)

Chen, P.; Liu, P.; Liu, R.; Lin, K.; Pilleri, G.
Investigations on Cetacea (1979)

Two species of cetaceans live in the Yangtze river (Changjiang R.): Lipotes vexillifer (MILLER, 1918) and Neophocaena asiaeorientalis (PILLERI and GIHR, 1972). Both species are only found in the middle…


Contribution to the knowledge of the cetaceans of Pakistan with particular reference to the genera Neomeris, Sousa, Delphinus and Tursiops and description of a new Chinese porpoise (Neomeris asiaeorientalis)

Pilleri, G.; Gihr, M.
Investigations on Cetacea (1972)

This paper is a contribution to the knowledge of the marine and estuarine cetacean fauna of Pakistani waters and it is based on the investigation of our own material collected…


An investigation into the causes of an unusual porpoise (Phocoena phocoena and Phocoenoides dalli) mortality event in southern British Columbia

Baird, R. W.; Guenther, T. J.; Lewis, R. J.; McAdie, M. L.; Cornish, T. E.
Report No. IIHS3-050 (1994)

Cetacean strandings have typically been classified into two types: 1) single strandings (including a mother/offspring pair); and 2) mass strandings. Singly stranded cetaceans have been reported world-wide wherever populations of…