COSEWIC assessment and status report on the harbour porpoise (Pacific Ocean population) Phocoena phocoena vomerina in Canada

Hall, A.; Heise, K.
COSEWIC Status Reports (2017)

Wildlife Species Description and Significance The Pacific Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena vomerina) is the smallest cetacean in British Columbia (BC), ranging from 1.5 to 1.6 m and 45 to 60…


Status and conservation of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Wang, Ding; Liu, Renjun; Zhang, Xianfeng; Yang, Jian; Wei, Zhuo; Zhao, Qingzhong; Wang, Xiaoqiang
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

During 1991–1997, five and three surveys were conducted in the middle and lower reaches, respectively, of the Yangtze River. The target species of the surveys included both the baiji (Lipotes…


Abundance and distribution of finless porpoises in the Nanjing-Hukou section of the Lower Yangtze River

Zhou, Kaiya; Yang, Guang; Gao, Anli; Sun, Jiang; Xu, Xinrong
Biology and Conservation of Freshwater Cetaceans in Asia (2000)

Survey results from 1989 to 1992 were interpreted as indicating that about 700 finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) inhabited the section of the lower Yangtze River between Nanjing and Hukou. The…


Habitat preferences and interannual variability in occurrence of the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena off northwest Scotland

Marubini, F.; Gimona, A.; Evans, P. G. H.; Wright, P. J.; Pierce, G. J.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2009)

The harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena is the most common cetacean around the British Isles, but knowledge of its ecology, habitat preferences and inter-annual variability is still inadequate. Here, sightings collected…


Exploitation of coastal fish communities by harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena during nursing periods in German Baltic waters

Pinzone, M.; Michel, L. N.; Gallus, A.; Brundiers, K.; Sturaro, N.; Andreasen, H.; Dähne, M.; Lepoint, G.; Siebert, U.; Das, K.; Benke, H.
Zoology Conference 2017 (2016)

The increased number of juvenile and newborn harbour porpoise strandings along the German Baltic coasts in summer provides evidence for a possible local calving and nursing ground in this area.…


Diet overlap between harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphin: An argument in favour of interference competition for food?

Spitz, Jérôme; Rousseau, Yann; Ridoux, Vincent
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2006)

In aquatic ecosystems, competitive interactions are occasionally described. Violent attacks on harbour porpoises by bottlenose dolphins were reported and it was proposed that this behavior could result from competitive interactions…


Cetacean distribution and abundance in relation to oceanographic domains on the eastern Bering Sea shelf, June and July of 2002, 2008, and 2010

Friday, Nancy A.; Zerbini, Alexandre N.; Waite, Janice M.; Moore, Sue E.; Clapham, Phillip J.
Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography (2013)

As part of the Bering Sea Project, cetacean surveys were conducted to describe distribution and estimate abundance on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. Three marine mammal observers conducted visual surveys…


Distribution of Dall’s porpoise, Phocoenoides dalli, in the North Pacific and Bering Sea, based on T/S Oshoro Maru 2012 summer cruise data

Suzuki, Sachiko; Sekiguchi, Keiko; Mitani, Yoko; Onishi, Hiroji; Kamito, Takehiko
Zoological Science (2016)

Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) is a small toothed cetacean, widely inhabiting the North Pacific Ocean and adjacent seas, between about 30 and 62°N; however, only limited studies of its ecology…