Influence of anthropogenic activities on marine mammal strandings in the estuary and northwestern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Quebec, Canada, 1994–2008

Truchon, M.-H.; Measures, L.; Brêthes, J.-C.; Albert, É.; Michaud, R.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2018)

Stranding records have long been used to monitor marine mammal mortalities and to help identify threats to populations. In coastal areas, marine mammals face numerous anthropogenic threats such as marine…


Forensic microbiology reveals that Neisseria animaloris infections in harbour porpoises follow traumatic injuries by grey seals

Foster, Geoffrey; Whatmore, Adrian M.; Dagleish, Mark P.; Malnick, Henry; Gilbert, Maarten J.; Begeman, Lineke; Macgregor, Shaheed K.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Roest, Hendrik Jan; Jepson, Paul; Howie, Fiona; Muchowski, Jakub; Brownlow, Andrew C.; Wagenaar, Jaap A.; Kik, Marja J. L.; Deaville, Rob; ten Doeschate, Mariel T. I.; Barley, Jason; Hunter, Laura; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.
Scientific Reports (2019)

Neisseria animaloris is considered to be a commensal of the canine and feline oral cavities. It is able to cause systemic infections in animals as well as humans, usually after…


Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a confirmatory and rapid DNA detection method for grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Heers, Teresa; van Neer, Abbo; Becker, André; Gross, Stephanie; Hansen, Kirstin Anderson; Siebert, Ursula; Abdulmawjood, Amir
Journal of Sea Research (2018)

An increasing number of harbour porpoises along the coastlines of northern Europe are victims of attacks by preying grey seals. To confirm grey seal attacks at a molecular level, a…


Causes of mortality of harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of Canada

Fenton, H.; Daoust, P. Y.; Forzán, M. J.; Vanderstichel, R. V.; Ford, J. K. B.; Spaven, L.; Lair, S.; Raverty, S.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2017)

There is increasing public interest in the overall health of the marine environment. Harbor porpoises Phocoena phocoena have a coastal distribution, and stranded animals function as sentinels for population and…


Cetacean distribution in the southern Black Sea: An acoustic approach

Saydam, Gülce
Master's Thesis - Middle East Technical University (2015)

Large numbers of small cetaceans (common dolphin, harbor porpoises and bottlenose dolphins) were hunted in the Black Sea until the hunting of cetaceans was banned in Turkey in 1983. Even…


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…


Genetic evaluation and development prognosis on ex situ conserved Yangtze finless porpoises living in Tian-E-Zhou National Natural Reserve

Zhou, Zhao; Zheng, Jin-Song; Chen, Min-Min; Zhao, Qing-Zhong; Wang, Ding
Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica (2012)

The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) is a unique freshwater subspecies of Neophocaena phocaenoides, which is endemic to the Yangtze River of China and now is critically endangered. As…


The possible reasons for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) participating in non-predatory aggressive interactions with harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Cardigan Bay, Wales

Neale, Leonora
Honour's Thesis - University of Nottingham (2013)

Between 1991 and 2011, 137 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) died as a result of attacks by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Cardigan Bay. The suggested reasons for these non-predatory aggressive…