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…


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…


An investigation into the causes of an unusual porpoise (Phocoena phocoena and Phocoenoides dalli) mortality event in southern British Columbia

Baird, R. W.; Guenther, T. J.; Lewis, R. J.; McAdie, M. L.; Cornish, T. E.
Report No. IIHS3-050 (1994)

Cetacean strandings have typically been classified into two types: 1) single strandings (including a mother/offspring pair); and 2) mass strandings. Singly stranded cetaceans have been reported world-wide wherever populations of…


Observations on the baiji (Lipotes vexillifer) and the finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) in the Changjiang (Yangtze) River between Nanjing and Taiyangzhou, with remarks on some physiological adaptations of the baiji to its environment

Zhou, K.; Pilleri, G.; Li, Y.
Investigations on Cetacea (1979)

Two species of dolphin inhabit the Changjiang (Yangtze): Lipotes vexillifer MILLER, 1918 (known as Baiji in Chinese) and the Finless porpoise, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis PILLERI and GIHR, 1972. Although quite a…


PCBs, cause of death and body condition in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from British waters

Kuiken, Thijs; Bennett, Peter M.; Allchin, Colin R.; Kirkwood, James K.; Baker, John R.; Lockyer, Christina H.; Walton, Michael J.; Sheldrick, Martin C.
Aquatic Toxicology (1994)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) suppress immunity, and may have exacerbated the effects of recent morbillivirus epizootics in harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). To test the hypothesis that…


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…