An investigation into the causes of an unusual porpoise (Phocoena phocoena and Phocoenoides dalli) mortality event in southern British Columbia

Baird, R. W.; Guenther, T. J.; Lewis, R. J.; McAdie, M. L.; Cornish, T. E.
Report No. IIHS3-050 (1994)

Cetacean strandings have typically been classified into two types: 1) single strandings (including a mother/offspring pair); and 2) mass strandings. Singly stranded cetaceans have been reported world-wide wherever populations of…


A decade of harbour porpoise occurrence in German waters—Analyses of aerial surveys, incidental sightings and strandings

Siebert, Ursula; Gilles, Anita; Lucke, Klaus; Ludwig, Martje; Benke, Harald; Kock, Karl-Hermann; Scheidat, Meike
Journal of Sea Research (2006)

Data on the occurrence of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in German waters from 1988 to 2002 were collected from dedicated aerial surveys, incidental sightings and strandings. Aerial surveys conducted in…


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…


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…


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…