Reversible bending of the dorsal fins of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) in captivity

Kastelein, Ronald A.; Triesscheijn, Rob J. V.; Jennings, Nancy
Aquatic Mammals (2016)

The dorsal fin of odontocetes has, among other roles, hydrodynamic and thermoregulatory functions. In captivity, the dorsal fin sometimes bends laterally. Bending of the dorsal fin was described in 13…


Severe progressive meningoencephalitis due to Cryptococcus sp. in a live-stranded harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) undergoing rehabilitation

Haulena, M.; Himsworth, C.; Anderson, C.; Akhurst, L.; Ivančić, M.; Malpas, D.A.; Pollock, J.S.; Raverty, S.
Conference of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (2012)

Cryptococcus gatti is an important infectious disease in the northeastern Pacific. The condition has been associated with significant mortality in harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena), Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) and Pacific…


Rehabilitation and homing behavior of a satellite-tracked harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)

Schofield, David T.; Early, Greg; Wenzel, Frederick W.; Matassa, Keith; Perry, Cindi; Beekman, Gerry; Whitaker, Brent; Gebhard, Erika; Walton, Wendy; Swingle, Mark
Aquatic Mammals (2008)

A yearling male harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) stranded alive on the shores of Avon, North Carolina, and was rehabilitated for nearly 10 mo at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and…