A review of virus infections of cetaceans and the potential impact of morbilliviruses, poxviruses and papillomaviruses on host population dynamics

Van Bressem, M. F.; Van Waerebeek, K.; Raga, J. A.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (1999)

Viruses belonging to 9 families have been detected in cetaceans. We critically review the clinical features, pathology and epidemiology of the diseases they cause. Cetacean morbillivirus (family Paramyxoviridae) induces a…


Multidisciplinary investigation of stranded harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Washington State with an assessment of acoustic trauma as a contributory factor (2 May–2 June 2003)

Norman, S. A.; Raverty, S.; McLellan, B.; Pabst, A.; Ketten, D.; Fleetwood, M.; Gaydos, J. K.; Norberg, B.; Barre, L.; Cox, T.; Hanson, B.; Jeffries, S.
NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWR-34 (2004)

Observations of altered behavior of marine mammals in the area of mid-range sonar use by the naval vessel USS SHOUP in the eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca and Haro…


Central nervous system disease and genital disease in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are associated with different herpesviruses

van Elk, Cornelis; van de Bildt, Marco; van Run, Peter; de Jong, Anton; Getu, Sarah; Verjans, Georges; Osterhaus, Albert; Kuiken, Thijs
Veterinary Research (2016)

Herpesvirus infection causes disease of variable severity in many species, including cetaceans. However, little is known about herpesvirus infection in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), despite being widespread in temperate coastal…


Hong Kong’s Cetaceans: The biology, socioecology and behaviour of Sousa chinensis and Neophocaena phocaenoides

Parsons, E. C. M.
Doctoral Thesis - University of Hong Kong (1997)

From an intensive review of historical records and the examination of stranded cetaceans it was determined that 16 cetacean species have been reported from Hong Kong, including resident populations of…