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,…


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…


Dentinal anomalies in teeth of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish waters: Are they linked to sexual maturation and environmental events?

Luque, P. L.; Pierce, G. J.; Learmonth, J. A.; Santos, M. B.; Ieno, E.; López, A.; Reid, R. J.; Rogan, E.; González, A. F.; Boon, J.; Law, R. J.; Lockyer, C. H.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2009)

We examined the tooth ultra-structure of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish waters to determine whether the incidence of mineralization anomalies could be related to certain life history events (e.g.…


Variation in sexual behaviors in a group of captive male Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis): Motivated by physiological changes?

Wu, Hai-Ping; Hao, Yu-Jiang; Yu, Xue-Ying; Xian, Yi-Jie; Zhao, Qing-Zhong; Chen, Dao-Quan; Kuang, Xin-An; Kou, Zhang-Bin; Feng, Kang-Kang; Gong, Wei-Ming; Wang, Ding
Theriogenology (2010)

Most male mammals in temperate regions demonstrate seasonal sexual behaviors that coincide with seasonal variations in gonadal activities and androgen hormones. The Yangtze finless porpoise is a temperate freshwater cetacean…


B-Mode ultrasonographic evaluation of the testis in relation to serum testosterone concentration in male Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) during the breeding season

Wu, H.-P.; Hao, Y.-J.; Li, X.; Zhao, Q.-Z.; Chen, D.-Q.; Kuang, X.-A.; Kou, Z.-B.; Feng, K.-K.; Gong, W.-M.; Wang, D.
Theriogenology (2010)

The use of ultrasonography as a noninvasive tool for assessing the reproductive status of the male Yangtze finless porpoise (YFP; Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) was validated by correlating ultrasonographically determined testicular…