Coming of age: Do female harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the North Sea and Baltic Sea have sufficient time to reproduce in a human influenced environment?

Kesselring, Tina; Viquerat, Sacha; Brehm, Ralph; Siebert, Ursula
PLOS ONE (2017)

The harbour porpoise is the only cetacean species native to German waters. Since human pressures are suggested to shorten their reproductive lifespan, basic knowledge on reproduction is strongly required. One…


Tissue partition and risk assessments of trace elements in Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from the Pearl River Estuary coast, China

Zhang, Xiyang; Lin, Wenzhi; Yu, Ri-Qing; Sun, Xian; Ding, Yulong; Chen, Hailiang; Chen, Xi; Wu, Yuping
Chemosphere (2017)

Throughout the last few decades, an increased number of stranded marine mammals, particularly the Indo-Pacific Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides), were observed in the Pearl River Estuary (PRE). As long-lived, apex…


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…


A novel cetacean adenovirus in stranded harbour porpoises from the North Sea: Detection and molecular characterization

van Beurden, Steven J.; IJsseldijk, Lonneke L.; van de Bildt, Marco W. G.; Begeman, Lineke; Wellehan, James F. X.; Waltzek, Thomas B.; de Vrieze, Geert; Gröne, Andrea; Kuiken, Thijs; Verheije, M. Hélène; Penzes, Judit J.
Archives of Virology (2017)

Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are the most prevalent cetaceans in the North Sea. The fecal viral flora of 21 harbour porpoises stranded along the Dutch coastline was analyzed by a…


Assessment of beach-cast cetaceans in Pakistan: Implications for conservation and management

Gore, M. A.; Culloch, R. M.; Gray, H. W. I.; Hoelzel, R.; Lockyer, C.; Kiani, M. S.; Waqas, U.; Hussain, B.; Rahim, A.; Shah, A.; Ormond, R. F. G.
Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (2017)

Until recently, little was known about the distribution and species occurrence of marine cetaceans in Pakistani waters, an area which needed to be addressed exigently given its inclusion in the…


Marine debris in harbour porpoises and seals from German waters

Unger, B.; Herr, H.; Benke, H.; Böhmert, M.; Burkhardt-Holm, P.; Dähne, M.; Hillmann, M.; Wolff-Schmidt, K.; Wohlsein, P.; Siebert, U.
Marine Environmental Research (2017)

Records of marine debris in and attached to stranded harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) were studied comprising information on 6587 carcasses collected…


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…


A contribution to the study on the three cetacean species stranded along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Evtimova, V.; Delov, V.; Parvanov, D.; Grozdanov, A.; Velina, Y.
Annuaire de l’Université de Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” Faculte de Biologie (2016)

The study was conducted by examining stranded cetaceans while explicitly searching for dead marine mammals. Observations were made through covering transects along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The data collection…