The diel rhythms of biosonar behavior in the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) in the port of the Yangtze River: The correlation between prey availability and boat traffic

Wang, Zhitao; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Wang, Kexiong; Wang, Ding
PLoS ONE (2014)

Information on the habitat use of the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) is critical for its conservation. The diel biosonar behavior of the porpoise in the port…


DNA barcoding for the identification of soft remains of prey in the stomach contents of grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Méheust, Eléonore; Alfonsi, Eric; Le Ménec, Patrick; Hassani, Sami; Jung, Jean-Luc
Marine Biology Research (2014)

In recent decades, grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) have become more numerous along the coasts of Brittany in northwestern France. Their interactions with fisheries are of…


Characterization of the temporomandibular joint of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus)

McDonald, M.; Vapniarsky-Arzi, N.; Verstraete, F.J.M.; Staszyk, C.; Leale, D.M.; Woolard, K.D.; Arzi, B.
Archives of Oral Biology (2015)

Objectives The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in cetaceans is largely uncharacterized. This study aims to describe the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical and biomechanical features of the TMJ of two species of the…