Conservation plan for the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena in The Netherlands: Towards a favourable conservation status

Camphuysen, Kees C. J.; Siemensma, Marije L.
NIOZ Reports (2011)

- This is a conservation plan for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena based on the current seasonal occurrence and abundance of porpoises within waters under Dutch jurisdiction. - The conservation…


Effects of multiple exposures to pile driving noise on harbor porpoise hearing during simulated flights—An evaluation tool

Schaffeld, Tobias; Schnitzler, Joseph G.; Ruser, Andreas; Woelfing, Benno; Baltzer, Johannes; Siebert, Ursula
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2020)

Exploitation of renewable energy from offshore wind farms is substantially increasing worldwide. The majority of wind turbines are bottom mounted, causing high levels of impulsive noise during construction. To prevent…


Underwater noise pollution in China’s Yangtze River critically endangers Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Wang, Zhi-Tao; Akamatsu, Tomonari; Duan, Peng-Xiang; Zhou, Lu; Yuan, Jing; Li, Jiao; Lei, Pei-Yu; Chen, Yu-Wei; Yang, Yi-Ning; Wang, Ke-Xiong; Wang, Ding
Environmental Pollution (2020)

Underwater sound plays an important role in some critical life functions of many aquatic animals. Underwater noise pollution has received relatively more attention in ocean systems. However, little attention has…


The use of seal scarers as a protective mitigation measure can induce hearing impairment in harbour porpoises

Schaffeld, Tobias; Ruser, Andreas; Woelfing, Benno; Baltzer, Johannes; Kristensen, Jakob H.; Larsson, Josefin; Schnitzler, Joseph G.; Siebert, Ursula
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2019)

Acoustic deterrent devices (ADDs) are used to deter seals from aquacultures but exposure of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) occurs as a side-effect. At construction sites, by contrast, ADDs are used…


Click reception in the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): Effects of electrode and contact transducer location on the auditory brainstem response

Mulsow, Jason; Finneran, James J.; Houser, Dorian S.; Nordstrom, Chad A.; Barrett-Lennard, Lance G.; Burkard, Robert F.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2018)

Unlike terrestrial mammals that have unambiguous aerial sound transmission pathways via the outer ear and tympanum, sound reception pathways in most odontocetes are not well understood. Recent studies have used…


Temporary hearing threshold shift in a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) after exposure to multiple airgun sounds

Kastelein, Ronald A.; Helder-Hoek, Lean; Van de Voorde, Shirley; von Benda-Beckmann, Alexander M.; Lam, Frans-Peter A.; Jansen, Erwin; de Jong, Christ A. F.; Ainslie, Michael A.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2017)

In seismic surveys, reflected sounds from airguns are used under water to detect gas and oil below the sea floor. The airguns produce broadband high-amplitude impulsive sounds, which may cause…


Harbour Porpoises on Horns Reef – Effects of the Horns Reef Wind Farm (Final Report)

Tougaard, Jakob; Carstensen, Jacob; Wisz, Mary S.; Jespersen, Martin; Teilmann, Jonas; Ilsted Bech, Nikolaj; Skov, Henrik
NERI Technical Report to Vattenfall A/S (2006)

The monitoring program on harbour porpoises at Horns Rev Offshore Wind Farm in the Danish North Sea, initiated in 1999, has now come to an end with collection of final…