Summary of current knowledge of harbour porpoises in US and Canadian Atlantic waters

Palka, D. L.; Read, A. J.; Westgate, A. J.; Johnston, D. W.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1996)

This paper summarises current knowledge of the three populations of harbour porpoises in US and Canadian Atlantic waters. During the summer, the populations are centred in the Gulf of Maine/Bay…


Organochlorine residues in harbour porpoises from Southwest Greenland

Borrell, Asunción; Aguilar, Alex; Cantos, Gemma; Lockyer, Christina; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Jensen, Jette
Environmental Pollution (2004)

During the 1995 hunting season, 75 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) were sampled in three locations in West Greenland: Maniitsoq, Nuuk, and Paamiut. Sex, age, morphometrics, reproductive condition, and organochlorine compound…


The ontogeny of echolocation in a Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis)

Li, Songhai; Wang, Ding; Wang, Kexiong; Xiao, Jianqiang; Akamatsu, Tomonari
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2007)

Acoustic and concurrent behavioral data from one neonatal male Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) in captivity were presented. The calf click train was first recorded at 22 days postnatal,…


Reproduction in the porpoises (Phocoenidae): Implications for management

GASKIN, D. E.; SMITH, G. J. D.; WATSON, A. P.; YASUI, W. Y.; YURICK, D. B.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1984)

The population biology of most phocoenid species is still rather poorly understood. It is important that we improve our knowledge in view of concerns which have been expressed in recent…


A review of factors involved in zonation in Odontocete teeth, and an investigation of the likely impact of environmental factors and major life events on harbour porpoise tooth structure

Lockyer, C.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1995)

Variation in zonation and Growth Layer Group (GLG) formation and underlying causes are reviewed. Five different types of anomaly were investigated in the teeth of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): pulp…