Isotopic assessment of prey and habitat preferences of a cetacean community in the southwestern South Atlantic Ocean

Riccialdelli, L.; Newsome, S. D.; Fogel, M. L.; Goodall, R. N. P.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2010)

We used stable carbon (δ13 C) and nitrogen (δ15 N) isotope analysis to investigate the trophic ecology of 8 small cetacean species of the southwestern South Atlantic Ocean: 6 delphinids…


Riding the tide: Use of a moving tidal-stream habitat by harbour porpoises

Benjamins, S.; Dale, A.; van Geel, N.; Wilson, B.
Marine Ecology Progress Series (2016)

Tidal-stream habitats present periodically fast-flowing, turbulent conditions. Evidence suggests that these conditions benefit top predators such as harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena, presumably allowing them to optimise exploitation of prey resources.…


Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and wind farms: a case study in the Dutch North Sea

Scheidat, Meike; Tougaard, Jakob; Brasseur, Sophie; Carstensen, Jacob; van Polanen Petel, Tamara; Teilmann, Jonas; Reijnders, Peter
Environmental Research Letters (2011)

The rapid increase in development of offshore wind energy in European waters has raised concern for the possible environmental impacts of wind farms. We studied whether harbour porpoise occurrence has…


Using T-PODs to assess variations in the occurrence of coastal bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises

Bailey, Helen; Clay, Gemma; Coates, Elizabeth A.; Lusseau, David; Senior, Bridget; Thompson, Paul M.
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (2010)

1. Assessments of anthropogenic impacts on cetaceans are often constrained by limited data on the extent to which these species use particular areas. 2. Timing porpoise detectors (T-PODs) are autonomous…


Habitat-based cetacean density models for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico

Roberts, Jason J.; Best, Benjamin D.; Mannocci, Laura; Fujioka, Ei; Halpin, Patrick N.; Palka, Debra L.; Garrison, Lance P.; Mullin, Keith D.; Cole, Timothy V. N.; Khan, Christin B.; McLellan, William A.; Pabst, D. Ann; Lockhart, Gwen G.
Scientific Reports (2016)

Cetaceans are protected worldwide but vulnerable to incidental harm from an expanding array of human activities at sea. Managing potential hazards to these highly-mobile populations increasingly requires a detailed understanding…