Increased harbor porpoise mortality in the Pacific Northwest, USA: understanding when higher levels may be normal

Huggins, JL; Raverty, SA; Norman, SA; Calambokidis, J; Gaydos, JK; Duffield, DA; Lambourn, DM; Rice, JM; Hanson, B; Wilkinson, K; Jeffries, SJ; Norberg, B; Barre, L
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2015)

In 2006, a marked increase in harbor porpoise Phocoena phocoena strandings were reported in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, resulting in the declaration of an unusual mortality event (UME)…


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…


An unusual mortality event of Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) off central California: Increase in blunt trauma rather than an epizootic

Wilkin, Sarah; Cordaro, Joe; Gulland, Frances M. D.; Wheeler, Elizabeth; Dunkin, Robin; Sigler, Teri; Casper, Dave; Berman, Michelle; Flannery, Moe; Fire, Spencer; Wang, Zhihong; Colegrove, Kathleen; Baker, Jason
Aquatic Mammals (2012)

In 2007, the apparent increase in the number of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranding along the central California coast compared to the number of strandings the previous year resulted in…


Unusual mass mortality of cetaceans on the coast of the Turkish western Black Sea in summer 2009

Tonay, Arda M.; Dede, Ayhan; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Ercan, Didem; Fernández, Antonio
Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment (2012)

Between mid-July and early August, an unusual mass mortality of cetaceans was detected on the Turkish Western Black Sea coast. 114 cetaceans (53 harbour porpoises, 9 common dolphins, 7 bottlenose…


Severe progressive meningoencephalitis due to Cryptococcus sp. in a live-stranded harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) undergoing rehabilitation

Haulena, M.; Himsworth, C.; Anderson, C.; Akhurst, L.; Ivančić, M.; Malpas, D.A.; Pollock, J.S.; Raverty, S.
Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (2012)

Cryptococcus gatti is an important infectious disease in the northeastern Pacific. The condition has been associated with significant mortality in harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) and Pacific…


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…