Histological variation in blubber morphology of the endangered East Asian finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri) with ontogeny and reproductive states

Ji, Junhua; Nabi, Ghulam; Zeng, Xianyuan; Hao, Yujiang; Wang, Ding
Zoological Studies (2019)

The highly lipid-rich blubber in the hypodermis is a specialized structure that functions in thermoregulation, energy storage, buoyancy control, locomotion, and streamlining the body shape in marine mammals. The key…


Non-invasive fecal steroid measurements for monitoring the reproductive status of a critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis)

Hao, Yu-jiang; Nabi, Ghulam; Deng, Xiao-Jun; Wang, Ding
Frontiers in Endocrinology (2019)

Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) is a critically endangered freshwater cetacean dwelling in the Yangtze River and its adjoining lakes. Affected mainly by the various anthropogenic activities in this…


Characterization of milk protein composition of the Yangtze finless porpoise

Zeng, Xianyuan; Chen, Minmin; Liu, Zhigang; Yu, Daoping; Huang, Shiang-Lin; Yang, Jiwei; Fan, Fei; Wang, Ding; Hao, Yujiang; Nabi, Ghulam
Marine Mammal Science (2018)

...Milk protein composition likely varies between lactation stages in the finless porpoise (Zeng et al. 2017). Zeng et al. (2017) indicate that crude protein concentration is much higher in colostrum…


Basin-scale distribution of harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea provides basis for effective conservation actions

Carlén, Ida; Thomas, Len; Carlström, Julia; Amundin, Mats; Teilmann, Jonas; Tregenza, Nick; Tougaard, Jakob; Koblitz, Jens C.; Sveegaard, Signe; Wennerberg, Daniel; Loisa, Olli; Dähne, Michael; Brundiers, Katharina; Kosecka, Monika; Kyhn, Line Anker; Ljungqvist, Cinthia Tiberi; Pawliczka, Iwona; Koza, Radomil; Arciszewski, Bartlomiej; Galatius, Anders; Jabbusch, Martin; Laaksonlaita, Jussi; Niemi, Jussi; Lyytinen, Sami; Gallus, Anja; Benke, Harald; Blankett, Penina; Skóra, Krzysztof E.; Acevedo-Gutiérrez, Alejandro
Biological Conservation (2018)

Knowledge on spatial and seasonal distribution of species is crucial when designing protected areas and implementing management actions. The Baltic Proper harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) population is critically endangered, and…


About stranding and accidentally caught cetaceans in the Black Sea: Death reasons, feeding characteristics and pregnancy status

Bilgin, Sabri; Onay, Hatice; Köse, Ozay; Yeşilçiçek, Tuncay
Türk Tarım ve Doğa Bilimleri Dergisi (2018)

This study was carried out to determine stranding levels, dead reasons and some reproduction features and diet of the Black Sea’ cetacean species (harbour porpoise, Phocoena phocoena and common dolphin,…