Mortality and morbidity of Hong Kong finless porpoises, with emphasis on the role of environmental contaminants

Jefferson, T. A.; Curry, B. E.; Kinoshita, R.
The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (2002)

Data on causes of death for finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) specimens stranded in Hong Kong between 1995 and 2000 were evaluated. We diagnosed several causes of death, including fishing net…


Microparasites and their potential impact on the population dynamics of small cetaceans from South America: A brief review

Van Bressem, Marie-Françoise; Raga, Juan Antonio; Barrett, Thomas; Siciliano, Salvatore; Di Beneditto, Ana Paula; Crespo, Enrique; Van Waerebeek, Koen
Scientific Committee Meeting Documents (2007)

We briefly review the pathology, epidemiology and molecular biology of cetacean viruses (including morbilli, papilloma and pox) and Brucella spp. encountered in South America. Antibodies against cetacean morbillivirus were detected…


The occurrence of Stenurus australis Tantalean and Sarmiento, 1991 (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea) in the porpoise Phocoena spinipinnis (Burmeister,1865) on the southern coast of Chile

Torres, Patricio; Cortes, Patricio; Oporto, Jorge A.; Brieva, Lila; Silva, Ricardo
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (1994)

(...) In this study the presence of S. australis in P. spinipinnis is recorded for the first time on the Chilean coast. Previously, this species had only been registered from…


A preliminary overview of skin and skeletal diseases and traumata in small cetaceans from South American waters

Van Bressem, M.-F.; Reyes, J. C.; Félix, F.; Echegaray, M.; Siciliano, S.; Di Beneditto, A. P.; Flach, L.; Viddi, F.; Avila, I. C.; Herrera, J. C.; Tobón, I. C.; Bolaños-Jiménez, J.; Moreno, I. B.; Ott, P. H.; Sanino, G. P.; Castineira, E.; Montes, D.; Crespo, E.; Flores, P. A. C.; Haase, B.; Souza, S. M. F. M.; Laeta, M.; Fragoso, A. B.
Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Mamm. (2007)

We succinctly review and document new cases of diseases of the skin and the skeletal system and external traumata in cetaceans from Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, and…


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 harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, in Irish waters

Rogan, E.; Berrow, S. D.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1996)

This paper reviews and summarises published and unpublished information on harbour porpoises in Irish waters and presents results of recent research. Harbour porpoises have been recorded from all Irish coasts…