porpoises

Summary

Summary: Mammals of the family Phocoenidae comprising four genera found in the North Pacific Ocean and both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean and in various other seas. They differ from DOLPHINS in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beak-like snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp1003-4)

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Transmission of lungworms of harbour porpoises and harbour seals: molecular tools determine potential vertebrate intermediate hosts
    K Lehnert
    Research and Technology Center Westcoast, University Kiel, Werftstr 6, 25761 Buesum, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 40:845-53. 2010
  2. ncbi Gas bubbles in seals, dolphins, and porpoises entangled and drowned at depth in gillnets
    M J Moore
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 025433, USA
    Vet Pathol 46:536-47. 2009
  3. ncbi Post-mortem findings in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the German North and Baltic Seas
    U Siebert
    , , Frankfurter Strasse 96, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    J Comp Pathol 124:102-14. 2001
  4. ncbi Relationships between polychlorinated biphenyls and health status in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in the United Kingdom
    Paul D Jepson
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:238-48. 2005
  5. ncbi Evidence of infectious diseases in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) hunted in the waters of Greenland and by-caught in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea
    A Wunschmann
    , , Giessen, Germany
    Vet Rec 148:715-20. 2001
  6. ncbi Exposure to heavy metals and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales
    P M Bennett
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, UK
    Environ Pollut 112:33-40. 2001
  7. ncbi Estimation of the detection probability for Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) with a passive acoustic method
    T Akamatsu
    NRIFE, Fisheries Research Agency, Hasaki, Kamisu, Ibaraki 314 0408, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:4403-11. 2008
  8. ncbi Nonconstant quality of auditory filters in the porpoises, Phocoena phocoena and Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cetacea, Phocoenidae)
    Vladimir V Popov
    Institute of Ecology and Evolution, The Russian Academy of Sciences, 33 Leninsky Prosp, 119071 Moscow, Russian Federation
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:3173-80. 2006
  9. ncbi 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
    T Jauniaux
    Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Liege, B43, 4000, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 126:243-53. 2002
  10. ncbi Localization and tracking of phonating finless porpoises using towed stereo acoustic data-loggers
    Songhai Li
    Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, People s Republic of China
    J Acoust Soc Am 126:468-75. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Multiscale Analysis of Neuronal Morphology
    Patrick Hof; Fiscal Year: 2009

Detail Information

Publications233 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Transmission of lungworms of harbour porpoises and harbour seals: molecular tools determine potential vertebrate intermediate hosts
    K Lehnert
    Research and Technology Center Westcoast, University Kiel, Werftstr 6, 25761 Buesum, Germany
    Int J Parasitol 40:845-53. 2010
    Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) from German waters are infected by six species of lungworms (Metastrongyloidea)...
  2. ncbi Gas bubbles in seals, dolphins, and porpoises entangled and drowned at depth in gillnets
    M J Moore
    Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 025433, USA
    Vet Pathol 46:536-47. 2009
    ..grypus) seals, common (Delphinus delphis) and white-sided (Lagenorhyncus acutus) dolphins, and harbor porpoises (Phocaena phocaena) but in only 1 of 41 stranded marine mammals...
  3. ncbi Post-mortem findings in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the German North and Baltic Seas
    U Siebert
    , , Frankfurter Strasse 96, 35392 Giessen, Germany
    J Comp Pathol 124:102-14. 2001
    Between 1991 and 1996, necropsies were performed on 445 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), in various states of preservation, stranded on German coasts or accidentally caught by German fishermen...
  4. ncbi Relationships between polychlorinated biphenyls and health status in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in the United Kingdom
    Paul D Jepson
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, United Kingdom
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:238-48. 2005
    ..relationships between polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) exposure and infectious disease mortality in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in United Kingdom waters, summed blubber concentrations of 25 chlorobiphenyl congeners (..
  5. ncbi Evidence of infectious diseases in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) hunted in the waters of Greenland and by-caught in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea
    A Wunschmann
    , , Giessen, Germany
    Vet Rec 148:715-20. 2001
    The pathological, microbiological and serological findings in harbour porpoises hunted in Greenlandic waters were compared with the findings in animals accidentally caught in fishing gear in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea...
  6. ncbi Exposure to heavy metals and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales
    P M Bennett
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent s Park, London NW1 4RY, UK
    Environ Pollut 112:33-40. 2001
    ..Post-mortem investigations on 86 harbour porpoises, Phocoena phocoena, found dead along the coasts of England and Wales revealed that 49 of the porpoises were ..
  7. ncbi Estimation of the detection probability for Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis) with a passive acoustic method
    T Akamatsu
    NRIFE, Fisheries Research Agency, Hasaki, Kamisu, Ibaraki 314 0408, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:4403-11. 2008
    Yangtze finless porpoises were surveyed by using simultaneous visual and acoustical methods from 6 November to 13 December 2006...
  8. ncbi Nonconstant quality of auditory filters in the porpoises, Phocoena phocoena and Neophocaena phocaenoides (Cetacea, Phocoenidae)
    Vladimir V Popov
    Institute of Ecology and Evolution, The Russian Academy of Sciences, 33 Leninsky Prosp, 119071 Moscow, Russian Federation
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:3173-80. 2006
    ..masking in conjunction with the envelope-following response (EFR) recording was used to obtain tuning curves in porpoises Phocoena phocoena and Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis...
  9. ncbi 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
    T Jauniaux
    Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Liege, B43, 4000, Belgium
    J Comp Pathol 126:243-53. 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...
  10. ncbi Localization and tracking of phonating finless porpoises using towed stereo acoustic data-loggers
    Songhai Li
    Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, People s Republic of China
    J Acoust Soc Am 126:468-75. 2009
    ..consisting of two miniature stereo acoustic data-loggers is described for localization and tracking of finless porpoises in a mobile survey...
  11. ncbi Investigating potential associations between chronic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales
    P D Jepson
    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK
    Sci Total Environ 243:339-48. 1999
    ..investigate possible associations between chronic exposure to PCBs and infectious disease mortality in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena in UK waters, blubber concentrations of 25 individual chlorobiphenyl (CB) congeners in 34 ..
  12. ncbi Detecting recent speciation events: the case of the finless porpoise (genus Neophocaena)
    J Y Wang
    FormosaCetus Research and Conservation Group, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
    Heredity (Edinb) 101:145-55. 2008
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  13. ncbi Immunohistological and serological investigation of morbillivirus infection in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the German Baltic and North Sea
    G Muller
    Institut für Veterinär Pathologie, Justus Liebig Universitat Giessen, Frankfurter Str 96, 35392, Giessen, Germany
    Vet Microbiol 75:17-25. 2000
    The role of morbillivirus infection as a cause of disease or death in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the German North and Baltic Sea was investigated by serology, histology and immunohistochemistry...
  14. ncbi Interspecific variation of ontogeny and skull shape among porpoises (Phocoenidae)
    Anders Galatius
    Research Group for Comparative Zoology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, 2100 København Ø, Denmark
    J Morphol 272:136-48. 2011
    All extant members of Phocoenidae (porpoises) have been characterized as pedomorphic based on skeletal characters...
  15. ncbi Density estimation of Yangtze finless porpoises using passive acoustic sensors and automated click train detection
    Satoko Kimura
    Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606 8501, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 128:1435-45. 2010
    A method is presented to estimate the density of finless porpoises using stationed passive acoustic monitoring...
  16. ncbi Comparison of stationary acoustic monitoring and visual observation of finless porpoises
    Satoko Kimura
    Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    J Acoust Soc Am 125:547-53. 2009
    The detection performance regarding stationary acoustic monitoring of Yangtze finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis was compared to visual observations...
  17. ncbi Evidence of exposure to Brucella sp. in harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Bay of Fundy, Canada
    A S Neimanis
    Grand Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station, 24 Route 776, Grand Manan, New Brunswick E5G 1A1, Canada
    J Wildl Dis 44:480-5. 2008
    ..in a general population of cetaceans, blood and tissue samples were collected and analyzed from wild harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) incidentally caught in fishing gear in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. Two of 170 (1...
  18. ncbi Acoustic behaviour of echolocating porpoises during prey capture
    Stacy L DeRuiter
    IFREMER, Service Acoustique et Sismique, B P 70, 29280 Plouzane, France
    J Exp Biol 212:3100-7. 2009
    ..stationed animals and steel sphere targets, but little is known about the acoustic behaviour of free-swimming porpoises echolocating for prey...
  19. ncbi A passive acoustic monitoring method applied to observation and group size estimation of finless porpoises
    Kexiong Wang
    Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, People s Republic of China
    J Acoust Soc Am 118:1180-5. 2005
    The present study aimed at determining the detection capabilities of an acoustic observation system to recognize porpoises under local riverine conditions and compare the results with sighting observations...
  20. ncbi Sequence variability at three MHC loci of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides)
    Shixia Xu
    Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Biodiversity and Biotechnology, College of Life Sciences, Nanjing Normal University, 122 Ninghai Road, Nanjing 210097, China
    Immunogenetics 59:581-92. 2007
    Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II DQB and DRA genes and class I gene of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) were investigated by single-strand conformation polymorphism and sequence analysis...
  21. ncbi Scanning sonar of rolling porpoises during prey capture dives
    T Akamatsu
    National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries Research Agency, Kamisu, Hasaki, Kashima, Ibaraki 314 0408, Japan
    J Exp Biol 213:146-52. 2010
    Dolphins and porpoises have excellent biosonar ability, which they use for navigation, ranging and foraging. However, the role of biosonar in free-ranging small cetaceans has not been fully investigated...
  22. ncbi Serum concentrations of gonadotropins and steroid hormones of Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis in middle and lower regions of the Yangtze River
    Yu Jiang Hao
    Institute of Hydrobiology, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, No 7, South Road of East Lake, Wuchang District, Wuhan 430072, China
    Theriogenology 67:673-80. 2007
    ..Blood samples were collected from 66 Yangtze finless porpoises (41 males and 25 females) captured in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River...
  23. ncbi Total fluorine, extractable organic fluorine, perfluorooctane sulfonate and other related fluorochemicals in liver of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from South China
    L W Y Yeung
    Centre for Coastal Pollution and Conservation, Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Environ Pollut 157:17-23. 2009
    ..and PFHpA) were measured in liver samples of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) (n=10) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) (n=10) stranded in Hong Kong between 2003 and 2007...
  24. ncbi Investigations of the potential influence of environmental contaminants on the thymus and spleen of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)
    Andreas Beineke
    Institut fur Pathologie, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, 30559 Hannover, Germany
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3933-8. 2005
    Harbor porpoises from the German North and Baltic Seas exhibit a higher incidence of bacterial infections compared to whales from less polluted arctic waters...
  25. ncbi Variation in sexual behaviors in a group of captive male Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis): motivated by physiological changes?
    Hai ping Wu
    Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, China
    Theriogenology 74:1467-75. 2010
    ..in this animal, testicular size (volume) and structure (ultrasonogram pixel intensity) of two adult male porpoises (AF, AB) and one sub-adult male (TT) were longitudinally monitored from November 2008 to November 2009...
  26. ncbi Levels of the flame retardants hexabromocyclododecane and tetrabromobisphenol A in the blubber of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded or bycaught in the U.K., with evidence for an increase in HBCD concentrations in recent years
    Robin J Law
    The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, CEFAS Burnham Laboratory, Remembrance Avenue, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CM0 8HA, UK
    Environ Sci Technol 40:2177-83. 2006
    ..We report the concentrations of these compounds in the blubber of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded or dying due to physical trauma in the U.K. during the period 1994-2003...
  27. ncbi Acoustic basis for fish prey discrimination by echolocating dolphins and porpoises
    Whitlow W L Au
    Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii, Kailua, Hawaii 96734, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 126:460-7. 2009
    The biosonar system of dolphins and porpoises has been studied for about 5 decades and much has been learned [Au, W. W. L. (1993). The Sonar of Dolphins (Springer, New York)]...
  28. ncbi Changes in blubber distribution and morphology associated with starvation in the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): evidence for regional differences in blubber structure and function
    H N Koopman
    Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC, 28516, USA
    Physiol Biochem Zool 75:498-512. 2002
    ..To examine patterns of blubber loss accompanying a decline in body condition, blubber thickness of juvenile harbor porpoises in normal/robust body condition (n=69) was compared with that of starved conspecifics (n=31)...
  29. ncbi Development of a lymphocyte-transformation-assay for peripheral blood lymphocytes of the harbor porpoise and detection of cytokines using the reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction
    A Beineke
    Institut fur Pathologie, Tierärtliche Hochschule Hannover, 30559 Hanover, Germany
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 98:59-68. 2004
    ..optimal parameters for the lymphocyte-transformation-assay isolated blood lymphocytes from four healthy harbor porpoises were stimulated with different concentrations of concanavalin A (Con A), phytohemagglutinin (PHA) and pokeweed ..
  30. ncbi DNA surveillance: web-based molecular identification of whales, dolphins, and porpoises
    H A Ross
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hered 94:111-4. 2003
    ..Extensions of the system to include other gene loci and taxa are planned. The service, including instructions and sample data, is available at http://www.dna-surveillance.auckland.ac.nz...
  31. ncbi Levels of hexabromocyclododecane in harbor porpoises and common dolphins from western European seas, with evidence for stereoisomer-specific biotransformation by cytochrome p450
    Bart N Zegers
    Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ, 1790 AB Den Burg, Texel
    Environ Sci Technol 39:2095-100. 2005
    ..The highest total (sigma)-HBCD levels were measured in harbor porpoises stranded on the Irish and Scottish coasts of the Irish Sea (median concentration 2...
  32. ncbi Baseline study of perfluorochemicals in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from Northern Europe
    K I Van de Vijver
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen, Belgium
    Mar Pollut Bull 48:992-7. 2004
  33. ncbi The distribution of octachlorostyrene (OCS) in environmental samples from Europe
    Shaogang Chu
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 5:619-25. 2003
    ..38 ng/g ww) and liver (up to 0.05 ng/g ww), while it could not be detected in human brain or lung. The relationship between the concentrations of OCS and HCB was also discussed for each species...
  34. ncbi Transplacental transfer of phenyltins from a pregnant Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) to her fetus
    Jian Yang
    Key Laboratory of Ecological Environment and Resources of Inland Fisheries, Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Science, Qitang Road No 1, Wuxi City, Jiangsu 214081, China
    Chemosphere 67:244-9. 2007
    ..and triphenyltin (TPT) was investigated for the first time in a cetacean species, a mother-fetus pair of Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) collected off the Sanriku coast, Japan...
  35. ncbi High concentrations of isovaleric acid in the fats of odontocetes: variation and patterns of accumulation in blubber vs. stability in the melon
    H N Koopman
    Duke University Marine Laboratory, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
    J Comp Physiol B 173:247-61. 2003
    ..Total blubber burden of iso5:0 in harbour porpoises represented up to 15 times the amount deposited in the melon...
  36. ncbi Transplacental transfer of butyltins to fetus of Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli)
    Jian Yang
    Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Science, Qitang Road No 1, Wuxi City, Jiangsu 214081, China
    Chemosphere 63:716-21. 2006
    ..21 kg-weight about 1,269 microg (TBT, 578 microg; DBT, 480 microg; MBT, 211 microg) and 4.2 microg of total butyltins (TBT, 1.1 microg; DBT, 2.1 microg; MBT, 0.96 microg) were found, respectively...
  37. ncbi Wildlife conservation. River dolphins down for the count, and perhaps out
    Jerry Guo
    Science 314:1860. 2006
  38. ncbi Marine mammals from northeast Atlantic: relationship between their trophic status as determined by delta13C and delta15N measurements and their trace metal concentrations
    K Das
    MARE Center, Laboratory for Oceanology, University of Liege, B6 Sart Tilman, B 4000 Liege, Belgium
    Mar Environ Res 56:349-65. 2003
    ..White-beaked dolphins, harbour porpoises, white-sided dolphins, common and striped dolphins display the same relative and decreasing trophic position, as ..
  39. ncbi Brucella species infection in marine mammals off the Cornish coast
    C E Dawson
    Vet Rec 155:32. 2004
  40. ncbi Moisture content in Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) tissues: a reference base for conversion factors between dry and wet weight trace element concentrations in cetaceans
    Jian Yang
    Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei 430072, China
    Environ Pollut 121:345-7. 2003
    ..Therefore CF values from Dall's porpoise can be reliably used to convert between wet and dry weight concentrations for other cetacean tissues as reference data...
  41. ncbi Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii antibodies in wild dolphins from the Spanish Mediterranean coast
    O Cabezón
    Departament de Sanitat i d Anatomia Animals, Parasitologia i Malalties Parasitarias, Facultat de Veterinaria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
    J Parasitol 90:643-4. 2004
    ..The results indicate that T. gondii infection is frequent in at least 3 dolphin species from the Mediterranean Sea...
  42. ncbi Bioaccumulation and toxic potencies of polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in tidal flat and coastal ecosystems of the Ariake Sea, Japan
    Haruhiko Nakata
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2 39 1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860 8555, Japan
    Environ Sci Technol 37:3513-21. 2003
    ..organisms, such as crabs and lugworms from tidal flat, whereas those in coastal fishes, squid, and finless porpoises were less than detection limit...
  43. ncbi Cetacean morbilliviruses are phylogenetically divergent
    M W G van de Bildt
    Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre, Pieterburen, The Netherlands
    Arch Virol 150:577-83. 2005
    ..a phylogenetic comparison of porpoise morbillivirus (PMV) and dolphin morbillivirus (DMV) isolates from porpoises and dolphins respectively according to criteria adopted by the World Health Organization for the phylogenetic ..
  44. ncbi Trace elements and butyltins in a Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) from the Sanriku coast of Japan
    Jian Yang
    Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Chinese Academy of Fishery Science, Qitang Road No 1, Wuxi City, Jiangsu 214081, China
    Chemosphere 63:449-57. 2006
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  45. ncbi Occurrence of synthetic musk fragrances in marine mammals and sharks from Japanese coastal waters
    Haruhiko Nakata
    Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, 2 39 1 Kurokami, Kumamoto 860 8555, Japan
    Environ Sci Technol 39:3430-4. 2005
    ..HHCB was present in the blubbers of all finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) analyzed (n = 8), at levels ranging from 13 to 149 ng/g on a wet weight basis...
  46. ncbi Growth, fecundity and sex ratio of adult whaleworm (Anisakis simplex; Nematoda, Ascaridoidea, Anisakidae) in three whale species from the North-East Atlantic
    Karl Inne Ugland
    Department of Biology, University of Oslo, P O B 1064, 0316 Oslo, Norway
    Parasitol Res 92:484-9. 2004
    The growth rate, fecundity, and sex ratio of Anisakis simplex in minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) was studied on the basis of material from the ..
  47. ncbi Organotins in marine mammals and seabirds from Norwegian territory
    John Arthur Berge
    Norwegian Institute for Water Research, PO Box 173, Kjelsås N 0411 Oslo, Norway
    J Environ Monit 6:108-12. 2004
    ..Relatively high concentrations of DBT, TBT and MBT were observed in muscle, kidney and liver from harbour porpoises caught in northern Norway in 1988, just before restrictions on the use of tributyltin (TBT)(mainly on small ..
  48. ncbi Detoxification mechanism of heavy metals in marine mammals and seabirds: interaction of selenium with mercury, silver, copper, zinc, and cadmium in liver
    T Ikemoto
    Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University, Bunkyo cho 2 5, Matsuyama 790 8577, Japan
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 47:402-13. 2004
    ..the liver of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), black-footed albatrosses (Diomedea nigripes), and Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli)...
  49. ncbi Levels and enantiomeric signatures of methyl sulfonyl PCB and DDE metabolites in livers of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Southern North Sea
    Shaogang Chu
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 37:4573-8. 2003
    ..biphenyls (MeSO2-PCBs) and of p,p'-DDE (MeSO2-DDE) were determined in 19 liver samples from harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded between 1997 and 2000 on the Belgian and French North Sea Coasts...
  50. pmc The risk of infection from polychlorinated biphenyl exposure in the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): a case-control approach
    Ailsa J Hall
    Sea Mammal Research Unit, Gatty Marine Laboratory, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 114:704-11. 2006
    ..However, as with case-control studies in human and veterinary epidemiology, unforeseen misclassification errors may result in biased risk estimates in either direction...
  51. ncbi An assessment of the risks associated with polychlorinated biphenyls found in the stomach contents of stranded Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) from Hong Kong waters
    Craig L H Hung
    Department of Biology and Chemistry, Centre for Coastal Pollution and Conservation, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Chemosphere 63:845-52. 2006
    The risks to Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins and Finless Porpoises associated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were assessed...
  52. ncbi More clues to HBCD isomer mystery
    Kellyn Betts
    Environ Sci Technol 39:146A-147A. 2005
  53. ncbi Range-wide Yangtze freshwater dolphin expedition: The last chance to see Baiji?
    Kexiong Wang
    Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, Hubei, 430072, People s Republic of China
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 13:418-24. 2006
    ..In view of both the severely endangered status of the animals and the severely degraded conditions of their habitats, the feasibility and actual status of these two strategies are raised for discussion...
  54. ncbi Bioaccumulation of 137Cs in pelagic food webs in the Norwegian and Barents Seas
    Hilde Elise Heldal
    Institute of Marine Research, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, N 5817 Bergen, Norway
    J Environ Radioact 65:177-85. 2003
    ..representing the lower level of the food web. The Concentration Factors (CF=Bq kg(-1) wet weight/Bq l(-1) seawater) increased from 10+/-3 for a mixed sample of krill and amphipods to 165+/-5 for harbour porpoises.
  55. ncbi A review of Brucella sp. infection of sea mammals with particular emphasis on isolates from Scotland
    G Foster
    SAC Veterinary Science Division, Drummondhill, Stratherrick Road, Inverness IV2 4JZ, UK
    Vet Microbiol 90:563-80. 2002
    ..Two new species B. cetaceae and B. pinnipediae have been proposed as a result. This paper provides a review of Brucella in sea mammals and updates findings from the study of sea mammals from around the coast of Scotland...
  56. ncbi Evolution of CHR-2 SINEs in cetartiodactyl genomes: possible evidence for the monophyletic origin of toothed whales
    M Nikaido
    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8501, Japan
    Mamm Genome 12:909-15. 2001
    ..We reconstruct the evolutionary history of the CHR-2 SINEs during evolution of cetartiodactyl genomes...
  57. ncbi Intercomparison studies on distribution and coassociations of heavy metals in liver, kidney, and muscle of harbor porpoise, Phocoena phocoena, from southern Baltic Sea and coastal waters of Denmark and Greenland
    P Szefer
    Department of Food Sciences, Medical University of Gdansk, al Gen J Hallera 107, PL 80 416 Gdansk, Poland
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 42:508-22. 2002
    ..Baltic porpoises mainly feed on fish (cod, plaice) containing extremely low levels of muscle Cd, but an important diet component ..
  58. ncbi Occurrence and congener profiles of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in environmental samples from coastal British Columbia, Canada
    Michael G Ikonomou
    Contaminants Science Section, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Sidney, BC
    Chemosphere 46:649-63. 2002
    ..Finally, correlations between PBDE and other persistent and toxic co-occurring contaminants found in Dungeness crab were determined...
  59. ncbi Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in two species of marine top predators from England and Wales
    R J Law
    CEFAS Burnham Laboratory, The Centre for Fisheries, Environment and Aquaculture Science, Burnham on Crouch, Essex, UK
    Chemosphere 46:673-81. 2002
    ..In this paper we report data for 47 cormorants and 60 harbour porpoises from England and Wales, sampled during the period 1996-2000...
  60. ncbi Congener pattern of hexabromobiphenyls in marine biota from different proveniences
    Roland von der Recke
    University of Hohenheim, Institute of Food Chemistry 170b, Stuttgart, Germany
    Sci Total Environ 393:358-66. 2008
    Blubber of seals, harbour porpoises and fish originating from the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, as well as coastal waters of Iceland and North America were analyzed for residues of polybrominated biphenyls...
  61. ncbi Natriuretic peptides in cetaceans: identification, molecular characterization and changes in plasma concentration after landing
    Tadaomi Naka
    Laboratory of Physiology, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 24:577-87. 2007
    ..Since landed dolphins show a different cardiovascular status on land than terrestrial mammals, plasma ANP and BNP concentrations seem to reflect the cardiovascular status characteristic of dolphins...
  62. ncbi Isomer specific determination of hexabromocyclododecanes (HBCDs) in small cetaceans from the South China Sea--Levels and temporal variation
    Tomohiko Isobe
    Center for Marine Environmental Studies CMES, Ehime University, 2 5 Bunkyo cho, Matsuyama 790 8577, Japan
    Mar Pollut Bull 54:1139-45. 2007
    ..HBCDs were detected in all the blubber samples of finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides) and Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) collected from the South China ..
  63. ncbi Determination of organohalogenated contaminants in liver of harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded on the Belgian North Sea coast
    A Covaci
    Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Mar Pollut Bull 44:1157-65. 2002
  64. ncbi Specific accumulation and temporal trends of organochlorine contaminants in Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) from Japanese coastal waters
    Natsuko Kajiwara
    Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University, Tarumi 3 5 7, Matsuyama 790 8566, Japan
    Mar Pollut Bull 44:1089-99. 2002
    ..tris(4-chlorophenyl) methane (TCPMe) and tris(4-chlorophenyl) methanol were determined in the blubber of Dall's porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) collected from Japanese coastal waters in 1998/1999...
  65. ncbi Catellicoccus marimammalium gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel Gram-positive, catalase-negative, coccus-shaped bacterium from porpoise and grey seal
    Paul A Lawson
    Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, USA
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 56:429-32. 2006
    ..nov., sp. nov. The type strain is M35/04/3T (=CCUG 49459T=CIP 108575T)...
  66. ncbi Actinomyces marimammalium sp. nov., from marine mammals
    L Hoyles
    Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, UK
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 51:151-6. 2001
    ..Based on phylogenetic and phenotypic evidence it is proposed that the unknown bacterium from the seals and a porpoise should be classified as Actinomyces marimammalium sp. nov. The type strain is CCUG 41710T...
  67. ncbi Morbilliviruses and morbillivirus diseases of marine mammals
    R L de Swart
    Seal Rehabilitation and Research Center, Pieterburen, The Netherlands
    Infect Agents Dis 4:125-30. 1995
    ..A morbillivirus isolated from stranded harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) between 1988 and 1990 proved to be yet another new member of the genus Morbillivirus, ..
  68. ncbi Morbillivirus infections, with special emphasis on morbilliviruses of carnivores
    T Barrett
    Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, UK
    Vet Microbiol 69:3-13. 1999
    ..distemper virus (PDV) in seals and the cetacean morbillivirus (CMV) has been found in dolphins, whales and porpoises. Reverse transcription, coupled with the polymerase chain reaction (RT/PCR) and nucleic acid sequencing, has ..
  69. ncbi Morbillivirus infections of aquatic mammals: newly identified members of the genus
    A D Osterhaus
    Department of Virology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Vet Microbiol 44:219-27. 1995
    ..This dolphin morbillivirus was shown to be closely related to a virus that was found in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) which had stranded at the coasts of northwestern Europe in the late eighties: porpoise ..
  70. ncbi A review of virus infections of cataceans and the potential impact of morbilliviruses, poxviruses and papillomaviruses on host population dynamics
    M F Van Bressem
    Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research CEPEC, Pucusana, Lima, Peru
    Dis Aquat Organ 38:53-65. 1999
    ..In 10% of male Burmeister's porpoises Phocoena spinipinnis from Peru, lesions were sufficiently severe to at least hamper, if not impede, copulation...
  71. ncbi Blowing bubbles: an aquatic adaptation that risks protection of the respiratory tract in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
    Joy S Reidenberg
    Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:569-80. 2007
    Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have developed extensive protective barriers to exclude water or food from the respiratory tract, including valvular nostrils, an intranarial elongated larynx, and a sphincteric soft palate...
  72. ncbi An insight into the epidemiology of dolphin morbillivirus worldwide
    M Van Bressem
    Peruvian Centre for Cetacean Research CEPEC, Jorge Chávez 302, Pucusana, 20, Lima, Peru
    Vet Microbiol 81:287-304. 2001
    ..A total of 35 odontocetes were seropositive: three harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and a common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) from the Northeastern (NE) Atlantic, a bottlenose ..
  73. ncbi Underwater sounds near a fuel receiving facility in western Hong Kong: relevance to dolphins
    B Würsig
    Texas A and M University, Department of Marine Biology, Galveston 77551, USA
    Mar Environ Res 54:129-45. 2002
    ..Kong is home to two species of marine mammals: Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins (Sousa chinensis) and finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides)...
  74. ncbi Structure and diversity in mammalian accessory olfactory bulb
    E Meisami
    Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801, USA
    Microsc Res Tech 43:476-99. 1998
    ..The AOB is absent in bird and in the aquatic mammals (whales, porpoises, manatees)...
  75. ncbi Full genome sequence of peste des petits ruminants virus, a member of the Morbillivirus genus
    Dalan Bailey
    Pirbright Laboratory, Institute for Animal Health, Ash Road, Woking, Surrey GU24 ONF, UK
    Virus Res 110:119-24. 2005
    ..rinderpest (cattle plague), canine distemper, phocine distemper and the morbilliviruses found in whales, porpoises and dolphins...
  76. ncbi Mitogenomic analyses provide new insights into cetacean origin and evolution
    Ulfur Arnason
    Division of Evolutionary Molecular Systematics, Department of Cell and Organism Biology, University of Lund, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
    Gene 333:27-34. 2004
    The evolution of the order Cetacea (whales, dolphins, porpoises) has, for a long time, attracted the attention of evolutionary biologists...
  77. pmc Radiation of extant cetaceans driven by restructuring of the oceans
    Mette E Steeman
    Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Syst Biol 58:573-85. 2009
    ..Delphinida, comprising all living dolphins and porpoises other than the Ganges/Indus dolphins, originated about 26 Ma; it contains the taxonomically rich delphinids, ..
  78. ncbi Adaptations of the cetacean hyolingual apparatus for aquatic feeding and thermoregulation
    Alexander J Werth
    Department of Biology, Hampden Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Virginia 23943, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:546-68. 2007
    ..food in water yet consume it on land, but as truly obligate aquatic mammals, cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) must acquire and ingest food underwater...
  79. ncbi Molecular evidence from retroposons that whales form a clade within even-toed ungulates
    M Shimamura
    Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japan
    Nature 388:666-70. 1997
    ..Palaeontological, morphological and molecular studies suggest that the order Cetacea (whales, dolphins and porpoises) is more closely related to the order Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulates, including cows, camels and pigs) than ..
  80. ncbi Concentrations of chlorinated and brominated contaminants and their metabolites in serum of harbour seals and harbour porpoises
    Liesbeth Weijs
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 35:842-50. 2009
    Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) are top predators in the North Sea and consequently accumulate a variety of pollutants in their tissues...
  81. ncbi Contamination by mercury and cadmium in the cetacean products from Japanese market
    T Endo
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, 1757, Ishikari Tobetsu, Hokkaido 061 0293, Japan
    Chemosphere 54:1653-62. 2004
    Cetaceans hunted coastally in Japan include several species of odontocete (dolphins, porpoises and beaked whales), and fresh and frozen red meat and blubber, as well as boiled internal organs, such as liver, lung, kidney and small ..
  82. ncbi Increased blood interleukin-10 mRNA levels in diseased free-ranging harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena)
    Andreas Beineke
    Institut fur Pathologie, Tierarztliche Hochschule Hannover, Bunteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Germany
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 115:100-6. 2007
    Harbor porpoises from the North and Baltic Seas exhibit a higher incidence of bacterial infections compared to whales from less polluted arctic waters...
  83. pmc The relationship of head movements to semicircular canal size in cetaceans
    Benjamin M Kandel
    Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:1175-81. 2010
    ..The canals of cetaceans (including whales, dolphins and porpoises) are extraordinarily small, making them unique exceptions to the allometric relationship shared by all other ..
  84. ncbi Assessment of increased serum aminotransferases in a managed Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population
    Stephanie Venn-Watson
    US Navy Marine Mammal Program, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, San Diego, California 92152, USA
    J Wildl Dis 44:318-30. 2008
    ..chronic hepatitis and increased activities of serum aminotransferases have been reported in cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises, and whales)...
  85. ncbi Scaling of the cetacean middle ear
    S Nummela
    University of Helsinki, Department of Ecology and Systematics, Finland
    Hear Res 133:71-81. 1999
    ..complex were measured and compared in 18 odontocete and six mysticete species, ranging from small porpoises to the blue whale...
  86. ncbi Anatomical adaptations of aquatic mammals
    Joy S Reidenberg
    Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Department of Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029 6574, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:507-13. 2007
    ..sirenians (manatees and dugongs), cetaceans (both baleen whales and toothed whales, including dolphins and porpoises), pinnipeds (seals, sea lions, and walruses), the sea otter, and the pygmy hippopotamus...
  87. ncbi Unilateral granulomatous orchitis in a harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): a case report
    L Wiersma
    Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Center, Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 136:94-8. 2011
    ..Orchitis, with or without epididymitis, is a rare finding in harbour porpoises and has been reported to be associated with infection with Brucella species or fungi...
  88. ncbi Biomagnification of naturally-produced methoxylated polybrominated diphenyl ethers (MeO-PBDEs) in harbour seals and harbour porpoises from the southern North Sea
    Liesbeth Weijs
    Laboratory for Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 35:893-9. 2009
    Harbour seals and harbour porpoises are top predator species from the North Sea, have long life spans and hence, are known to accumulate high levels of anthropogenic contaminants...
  89. ncbi Accumulation of organotin compounds and mercury in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) from the Danish waters and West Greenland
    Jakob Strand
    National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Marine Ecology, P O Box 358, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
    Sci Total Environ 350:59-71. 2005
    ..of butyltin (summation operatorBT=TBT+DBT+MBT) and mercury (Hg) were determined in the liver of 35 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), which were found dead along the coastlines or caught as by-catch in the Danish North Sea ..
  90. pmc Zn, Cu, Cd and Hg binding to metallothioneins in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the southern North Sea
    Krishna Das
    MARE, Laboratory for Oceanology, B6c, Liege University, B 4000 Liege, Belgium
    BMC Ecol 6:2. 2006
    Harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the southern North Sea are known to display high levels of Zn and Hg in their tissues linked to their nutritional status (emaciation)...
  91. pmc Developmental basis for hind-limb loss in dolphins and origin of the cetacean bodyplan
    J G M Thewissen
    Department of Anatomy, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, OH 44272, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:8414-8. 2006
    Among mammals, modern cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) are unusual in the absence of hind limbs. However, cetacean embryos do initiate hind-limb bud development...
  92. ncbi Inter-species differences for polychlorinated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ethers in marine top predators from the Southern North Sea: Part 1. Accumulation patterns in harbour seals and harbour porpoises
    Liesbeth Weijs
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 157:437-44. 2009
    Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) are two representative top predator species of the North Sea ecosystem...
  93. ncbi Breaking symmetry: the marine environment, prey size, and the evolution of asymmetry in cetacean skulls
    C D MacLeod
    School of Biological Sciences Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:539-45. 2007
    Skulls of odontocetes (toothed whales, including dolphins and porpoises) are typified by directional asymmetry, particularly in elements associated with the airway...
  94. ncbi Phylogeny of all major groups of cetaceans based on DNA sequences from three mitochondrial genes
    M C Milinkovitch
    Department of Biology, Yale University
    Mol Biol Evol 11:939-48. 1994
    ..The superfamily Delphinoidea (dolphins, porpoises, and white whales) appears to be monophyletic; the Amazon River dolphin, Inia geoffrensis, is its sister species...
  95. ncbi Unusually weak oxygen binding, physical properties, partial sequence, autoxidation rate and a potential phosphorylation site of beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) myoglobin
    J M Stewart
    Biochemistry Programme, Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Flemington Bldg, 63B York St Sackville, NB, Canada E4L 1G7
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 137:401-12. 2004
    ..acid sequence was determined and a phylogeny indicated that beluga was in the same clad as Dall's and harbor porpoises. There were consensus motifs for a phosphorylation site on the protein surface with the most likely site at ..
  96. ncbi Evolution of hyperphalangy and digit reduction in the cetacean manus
    Lisa Noelle Cooper
    Anatomy Department, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio 44272 0095, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:654-72. 2007
    Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have a soft tissue flipper that encases most of the forelimb, and elongated digits with an increased number of phalanges (hyperphalangy)...
  97. ncbi Adaptive evolution of 5'HoxD genes in the origin and diversification of the cetacean flipper
    Zhe Wang
    School of Life Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China
    Mol Biol Evol 26:613-22. 2009
    ..most dramatic evolutionary reorganization of the mammalian limb has occurred in cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), in which the hind limbs have been lost and the forelimbs have evolved into paddle-shaped flippers...
  98. pmc Phenotypic and molecular characterisation of Brucella isolates from marine mammals
    Claire E Dawson
    Department of Statutory and Exotic Bacterial Diseases, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3NB, UK
    BMC Microbiol 8:224. 2008
    ..ceti, were validly published. Here we report on an extensive study of the molecular and phenotypic characteristics of marine mammal Brucella isolates and on how these characteristics relate to the newly described species...
  99. ncbi Temporal trends of brominated flame retardants in coastal waters of Japan and South China: retrospective monitoring study using archived samples from es-Bank, Ehime University, Japan
    Shinsuke Tanabe
    Center for Marine Environmental Studies CMES, Ehime University, Bunkyo cho 2 5, Matsuyama 790 8577, Japan
    Mar Pollut Bull 57:267-74. 2008
    ..In finless porpoises from the South China Sea, PBDE levels were much higher than HBCD concentrations both in the past and recent ..
  100. ncbi Neuromuscular anatomy and evolution of the cetacean forelimb
    Lisa Noelle Cooper
    Anatomy Department, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, and School of Biomedical Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:1121-37. 2007
    The forelimb of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) has been radically modified during the limb-to-flipper transition. Extant cetaceans have a soft tissue flipper encasing the manus and acting as a hydrofoil to generate lift...
  101. ncbi Stable isotope ratios of carbon and nitrogen and mercury concentrations in 13 toothed whale species taken from the western Pacific Ocean off Japan
    Tetsuya Endo
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Ishikari Tobetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
    Environ Sci Technol 44:2675-81. 2010
    ..concentrations were measured in red meat samples from 11 odontocete species (toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises) sold in Japan (n = 96) and in muscle samples from stranded killer whales (n = 6) and melon-headed whales (n = ..

Research Grants1

  1. Multiscale Analysis of Neuronal Morphology
    Patrick Hof; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Such studies will provide crucial insight into general mechanisms of memory induction and maintenance that underlie normal cognitive function, its dysfunction in diseased states, and potential mechanisms for its restoration. ..