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…


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…


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…


Application of a new method to investigate population structure in the harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, with special reference to the North and Baltic Seas

Lockyer, C.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (1999)

Tooth ultrastructure in harbour porpoise is examined as a possible tool for differentiating between animals from different geographical regions in the North Atlantic. Nine different characteristics in both dentine and…


Mitochondrial control region variability of baiji and the Yangtze finless porpoises, two sympatric small cetaceans in the Yangtze river

Yang, Guang; Liu, Shan; Ren, Wenhua; Zhou, Kaiya; Wei, Fuwen
Acta Theriologica (2003)

Baiji Lipotes vexillifer (Miller, 1918) and the Yangtze finless porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis (Pilleri and Gihr, 1972) are two sympatric small cetaceans inhabiting the middle and lower reaches of the…


A visual and acoustic survey for harbour porpoises off North-West Africa: Further evidence of a discrete population

Boisseau, O.; Matthews, J.; Gillespie, D.; Lacey, C.; Moscrop, A.; El Ouamari, N.
African Journal of Marine Science (2007)

The distribution of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena in southern Europe and along the Atlantic African coast is poorly understood, with tentative assessments suggesting a discrete West African population with a…