Quantifying parasite presence in relation to biological parameters of harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena stranded on the Dutch coast

ten Doeschate, M. T. I.; IJsseldijk, L. L.; Hiemstra, S.; de Jong, E. A.; Strijkstra, A.; Gröne, A.; Begeman, L.
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2017)

Harbour porpoises are often found to be infected by endoparasites in several organs including the lungs and stomach as well as the heart, liver and ears. Nevertheless there is still…


Cetacean stranding and diet analyses in the north Aegean Sea (Greece)

Milani, C. B.; Vella, A.; Vidoris, P.; Christidis, A.; Koutrakis, E.; Frantzis, A.; Miliou, A.; Kallianiotis, A.
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (2017)

Cetacean stranding reports in the North Aegean Sea were recorded since 1998 from Strimonikos Gulf in Chalkidiki up to Alexandroupoli on the Turkish border and in a few northern Aegean…


Conservation plan for the harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena in The Netherlands: Towards a favourable conservation status

Camphuysen, Kees C. J.; Siemensma, Marije L.
NIOZ Reports (2011)

- This is a conservation plan for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena based on the current seasonal occurrence and abundance of porpoises within waters under Dutch jurisdiction. - The conservation…


Differential population dynamics of a coastal porpoise correspond to the fishing effort in a large estuarine system

Lin, Wenzhi; Karczmarski, Leszek; Li, Jun; Chan, Stephen C. Y.; Guo, Lang; Wu, Yuping
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (2019)

The finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena) is susceptible to fishery‐caused mortality, and its numbers are thought to be in decline across its entire range. However, population demographics have rarely been quantified…


Levels of polychlorinated biphenyls are still associated with toxic effects in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) despite having fallen below proposed toxicity thresholds

Williams, Rosie; ten Doeschate, Mariel; Curnick, David J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Barber, Jonathan L.; Davison, Nicholas J.; Deaville, Robert; Perkins, Matthew; Jepson, Paul D.; Jobling, Susan
Environmental Science & Technology (2020)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are toxic, persistent, and lipophilic chemical compounds that accumulate to high levels in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and other cetaceans. It is important to monitor PCBs in…


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…


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,…


Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) as a confirmatory and rapid DNA detection method for grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation on harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)

Heers, Teresa; van Neer, Abbo; Becker, André; Gross, Stephanie; Hansen, Kirstin Anderson; Siebert, Ursula; Abdulmawjood, Amir
Journal of Sea Research (2018)

An increasing number of harbour porpoises along the coastlines of northern Europe are victims of attacks by preying grey seals. To confirm grey seal attacks at a molecular level, a…