Parentage-based group composition and dispersal pattern studies of the Yangtze finless porpoise population in Poyang Lake

Chen, Minmin; Zheng, Yang; Hao, Yujiang; Mei, Zhigang; Wang, Kexiong; Zhao, Qingzhong; Zheng, Jinsong; Wang, Ding
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2016)

Social behaviors are poorly known for the critically endangered Yangtze finless porpoise (YFP, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis). Here, group composition and dispersal patterns of the YFP population living in the Poyang…


Reproductive Failure in UK Harbour Porpoises Phocoena phocoena: Legacy of Pollutant Exposure?

Sinéad Murphy; Jonathan L Barber; Jennifer A. Learmonth; Fiona L. Read; Robert Deaville; Matthew W. Perkins; Andrew Brownlow; Nick Davison; Rod Penrose; Graham J. Pierce; Robin J. Law; Paul D. Jepson
PLOS ONE (2015)

Reproductive failure in mammals due to exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can occur either through endocrine disrupting effects or via immunosuppression and increased disease risk. To investigate further, full necropsies…


Life history of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Scottish (UK) waters

Learmonth, Jennifer A.; Murphy, Sinead; Luque, Patricia L.; Reid, Robert J.; Patterson, I. Anthony P.; Brownlow, Andrew; Ross, Harry M.; Barley, Jason P.; Begoña Santos, M.; Pierce, Graham J.
Mar Mam Sci (2014)

Life history parameters were determined for stranded and bycaught harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Scottish (UK) waters (1992–2005). Fetal growth rate was 84.4 mm/mo and mean size at birth was…


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…


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…