Small-scale population structure of eastern North Pacific harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) indicated by molecular genetic analyses

Chivers, S. J.; Dizon, A. E.; Gearin, P. J.; Robertson, K. M.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2002)

Concern about the conservation and management of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) populations, which have experienced relatively large incidental fishery kills in localised areas throughout their range, has prompted research to…

Organization and characteristics of the major histocompatibility complex class II region in the Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Ruan, Rui; Ruan, Jue; Wan, Xiao-Ling; Zheng, Yang; Chen, Min-Min; Zheng, Jin-Song; Wang, Ding
Scientific Reports (2016)

Little is known about the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in the genome of Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) (YFP) or other cetaceans. In this study, a high quality YFP…

Is there a distinct harbor porpoise subpopulation in the Marmara Sea?

Tonay, Arda M.; Yazıcı, Özge; Dede, Ayhan; Bilgin, Sabri; Danyer, Erdem; Aytemiz, Işıl; Maracı, Öncü; Öztürk, Ayaka A.; Öztürk, Bayram; Bilgin, Raşit
Mitochondrial DNA Part A (2016)

Genetic population structure of geographically isolated endangered Black Sea harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena relicta) is little known in Turkish waters, especially in the Turkish Straits System (TSS- Marmara Sea, Bosphorus…

Mixing of porpoise ecotypes in south western UK waters revealed by genetic profiling

Fontaine, Michaël C.; Thatcher, Oliver; Ray, Nicolas; Piry, Sylvain; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas J.; Jepson, Paul; Deaville, Rob; Goodman, Simon J.

Contact zones between marine ecotypes are of interest for understanding how key pelagic predators may react to climate change. We analysed the fine scale genetic structure and morphological variation in…

A brief review of stock identity in small marine cetaceans in relation to assessment of driftnet mortality in the north Pacific

Perrin, W. F.; Brownell, R. L. Jr.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1994)

Dolphins of several species are killed incidentally in driftnet fisheries on the high seas in the North Pacific. Information on stock identity, necessary for assessment and management of the dolphin…

Status of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in Danish waters

Teilmann, J.; Lowry, N.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1996)

Harbour porpoises are widely distributed in the seas around Denmark. Total abundance in Danish waters is estimated as approximately 100,000 animals. Population density varies considerably by area. There are probably…

Summary of current knowledge of harbour porpoises in US and Canadian Atlantic waters

Palka, D. L.; Read, A. J.; Westgate, A. J.; Johnston, D. W.
Report of the International Whaling Commission (1996)

This paper summarises current knowledge of the three populations of harbour porpoises in US and Canadian Atlantic waters. During the summer, the populations are centred in the Gulf of Maine/Bay…