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…


Observations on Pacific cetaceans of Californian and Mexican waters

Norris, K. S.; Prescott, J. H.
University of California Publications in Zoology (1961)

(...) For five years we have systematically gathered information of every available kind related to these animals. Fifteen species have been observed in sufficient detail to be considered here. These…


Harbour porpoises in the Aegean Sea, eastern Mediterranean: The species’ presence is confirmed

Cucknell, A.-C.; Frantzis, A.; Boisseau, O.; Romagosa, M.; Ryan, C.; Tonay, A. M.; Alexiadou, P.; Öztürk, A. A.; Moscrop, A.
Marine Biodiversity Records (2016)

Results are presented from the first systematic visual and acoustic line-transect survey for harbour porpoises in the Thracian Sea, northern Aegean Sea. During the vessel survey, undertaken in summer 2013,…


Unusual mass mortality of cetaceans on the coast of the Turkish western Black Sea in summer 2009

Tonay, Arda M.; Dede, Ayhan; Öztürk, Ayaka Amaha; Ercan, Didem; Fernández, Antonio
Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment (2012)

Between mid-July and early August, an unusual mass mortality of cetaceans was detected on the Turkish Western Black Sea coast. 114 cetaceans (53 harbour porpoises, 9 common dolphins, 7 bottlenose…


Post-mortem findings and causes of death of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded from 1990 to 2000 along the coastlines of Belgium and northern France

Jauniaux, T.; Petitjean, D.; Brenez, C.; Borrens, M.; Brosens, L.; Haelters, J.; Tavernier, T.; Coignoul, F.
Journal of Comparative Pathology (2002)

Between the years 1990 and 2000, an attempt was made to determine the causes of death of 55 harbour porpoises stranded along the Belgian and northern French coasts. From 1990…


PCBs, cause of death and body condition in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from British waters

Kuiken, Thijs; Bennett, Peter M.; Allchin, Colin R.; Kirkwood, James K.; Baker, John R.; Lockyer, Christina H.; Walton, Michael J.; Sheldrick, Martin C.
Aquatic Toxicology (1994)

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) suppress immunity, and may have exacerbated the effects of recent morbillivirus epizootics in harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba). To test the hypothesis that…