Gas bubble disease in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in British Columbia

Raverty, Stephen A.; Spavin, Lisa; Cottrell, Paul; Ford, John; Hall, Anna; Gaydos, Joe; Haulena, Martin; Ivančić, Marina
Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (2010)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are among the most abundant small cetaceans in the northeastern Pacific and there is a distinct bimodal seasonal stranding trend. Increased numbers of animals present in…


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…


A porpoise chokes on a shark

Orr, R. T.
Journal of Mammalogy (1937)

On March 9, 1937, a harbor porpoise (Phocaena phocoena) that had been found dead the previous day on Rockaway Beach, San Mateo County, California, was brought to the Department of…


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…