Observations on Pacific cetaceans of Californian and Mexican waters

Norris, K. S.; Prescott, J. H.
University of California Publications in Zoology (1961)

(...) For five years we have systematically gathered information of every available kind related to these animals. Fifteen species have been observed in sufficient detail to be considered here. These…


Fatal disseminated Toxoplasma gondii infection in a captive harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Herder, V.; van de Velde, N.; Højer Kristensen, J.; van Elk, C.; Peters, M.; Kilwinski, J.; Schares, G.; Siebert, U.; Wohlsein, P.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2015)

A 7-year-old female harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), born and held in captivity, suffered from reduced consciousness, imprecise and circling swimming movements and long phases of immobility over a period of…


Increase in parasite burden and associated pathology in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in West Greenland

Lehnert, K.; Seibel, H.; Hasselmeier, I.; Wohlsein, P.; Iversen, M.; Nielsen, N. H.; Heide-Jørgensen, M. P.; Prenger-Berninghoff, E.; Siebert, U.
Polar Biology (2013)

Knowledge about parasitism in harbour porpoises and their health status around Greenland is scarce. This study provides knowledge about the poorly studied cetacean in its rapidly changing environment. Parasites and…


Post-mortem findings and causes of death of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded from 1990 to 2000 along the coastlines of Belgium and northern France

Jauniaux, T.; Petitjean, D.; Brenez, C.; Borrens, M.; Brosens, L.; Haelters, J.; Tavernier, T.; Coignoul, F.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2002)

Between the years 1990 and 2000, an attempt was made to determine the causes of death of 55 harbour porpoises stranded along the Belgian and northern French coasts. From 1990…


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…