Modelling fine-scale distribution and relative abundance of harbour porpoises in the Southern Bight of the North Sea using platform-of-opportunity data

Bouveroux, Thibaut; Waggitt, James J.; Belhadjer, Anissa; Cazenave, Pierre W.; Evans, Peter G.H.; Kiszka, Jeremy J.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2020)

Over the last 25 years, the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) has made a significant return to the Southern Bight of the North Sea and the English Channel due to a…


Stable oxygen isotopes reveal habitat use by marine mammals in the Río de la Plata estuary and adjoining Atlantic Ocean

Drago, Massimiliano; Valdivia, Meica; Bragg, Daniel; González, Enrique M.; Aguilar, Alex; Cardona, Luis
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Detailed knowledge on habitat use by marine mammals is critical for understanding their ecological role and for adequate management. Here, we assess the habitat use patterns of thirteen species of…


Using passive acoustic monitoring to investigate the occurrence of cetaceans in a protected marine area in northwest Ireland

Todd, Nicole R. E.; Cronin, Michelle; Luck, Cian; Bennison, Ashley; Jessopp, Mark; Kavanagh, Ailbhe S.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2020)

Under the EU Habitats Directive, cetacean species must be maintained at favourable conservation status in European waters. Whether this is achieved via protected area designation, curtailment of activities such as…


Habitat succession of the Yangtze finless porpoise in Poyang Lake under the changing hydrodynamic and feeding environment

Han, Yong; Sun, Zhiyu; Fang, Hongwei; Bai, Sen; Huang, Lei; He, Guojian
Ecological Modelling (2020)

Poyang Lake, located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, is the largest freshwater lake in China and the most important habitat for the Yangtze finless porpoise.…


Records of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the mouth of the Douro River (northern Portugal) with presence of an anomalous white individual

Gil, Ágatha; Correia, Ana M.; Sousa-Pinto, Isabel
Marine Biodiversity Records (2019)

Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is listed under the Annex II of the European Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/CEE) and Member States are required to designate special areas of conservation to protect…


Time and tide: Seasonal, diel and tidal rhythms in Wadden Sea harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Zein, Beate; Woelfing, Benno; Dähne, Michael; Schaffeld, Tobias; Ludwig, Stefan; Rye, Jacob Hansen; Baltzer, Johannes; Ruser, Andreas; Siebert, Ursula
PLOS ONE (2019)

Odontocetes have evolved a rich diversity of prey- and habitat-specific foraging strategies, which allows them to feed opportunistically on locally and temporally abundant prey. While habitat-specific foraging strategies have been…


Acoustic monitoring reveals the times and tides of harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) distribution off central Oregon, U.S.A.

Holdman, Amanda K.; Haxel, Joseph H.; Klinck, Holger; Torres, Leigh G.
Marine Mammal Science (2018)

Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are commonly observed in Oregon's nearshore marine environment yet knowledge of their ecosystem use and behavior remains limited, generating concerns for potential impacts on this species…


Environmental drivers of harbour porpoise fine-scale movements

van Beest, Floris M.; Teilmann, Jonas; Dietz, Rune; Galatius, Anders; Mikkelsen, Lonnie; Stalder, Dominique; Sveegaard, Signe; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob
Marine Biology (2018)

Quantifying intraspecific variation in movement behaviour of marine predators and the underlying environmental drivers is important to inform conservation management of protected species. Here, we provide the first empirical data…


Oceanic movements, site fidelity and deep diving in harbour porpoises from Greenland show limited similarities to animals from the North Sea

Nielsen, N. H.; Teilmann, J.; Sveegaard, S.; Hansen, R. G.; Sinding, M. H. S.; Dietz, R.; Heide-Jørgensen, M. P.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2018)

Harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena are common in continental shelf areas of the North Atlantic, but little information is available on their occurrence outside coastal areas. In this study, 30 harbour…