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…

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…

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…

Investigating potential associations between chronic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales

Jepson, Paul D.; Bennett, Peter M.; Allchin, Colin R.; Law, Robin J.; Kuiken, Thijs; Baker, John R.; Rogan, Emer; Kirkwood, James K.
Science of the Total Environment (1999)

Bioaccumulation of immunosuppressive organochlorines like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may pose a threat to the health and viability of cetacean populations. To investigate possible associations between chronic exposure to PCBs and…