Multidisciplinary investigation of stranded harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Washington state with an assessment of acoustic trauma as a contributory factor (2 May - 2 June 2003)

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northwest Region in [Seattle, Wash.]

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  • Harbor porpoise -- Haro Strait (B.C. and Wash.),
  • Harbor porpoise -- Juan de Fuca, Strait of (B.C. and Wash.),
  • Marine mammals -- Stranding

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StatementS. A. Norman ... [et al.].
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NMFS-NWR -- 34., NOAA technical memorandum NMFS F/NWR -- 34.
ContributionsNorman, S. A., United States. National Marine Fisheries Service. Northwest Region.
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Paginationv, [120] p.
Number of Pages120
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Open LibraryOL17624281M

Harbor porpoise distribution in the San Juan Channel – In Fall , harbor porpoises abundance was highest in zones 2 and 3 with densities ranging from 1 to 11 porpoises/km2 (figure 8). Harbor porpoises were also observed in zones 1,4, and 5, with densities below 3 individuals/km2. The distribution pattern of differs from. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is a species of porpoise endemic to the Gulf of California. Averageing cm (for females) or cm (for males) in length, it is the smallest of all cetaceans. Today, the species is on the brink of : Mammalia.   March 21 (UPI) --Experts said a video showing a harbor porpoise visiting Boston Harbor is a strong sign that spring has finally resident Jen Richardson posted a video to Twitter. SCIENCE SQUAD: PORPOISES IN PERIL (PAPERBACK) COPYRIGHT by Scott Foresman (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. ISBN ISBN X. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. 2/5(1).

The sight of porpoises washing ashore isn't unusual at this time of year. Roughly six or so stranded harbor porpoises are brought in for examination every spring to the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, said Richard Osborne, research director at the museum. The cause of death usually varies, from old age to complications in pregnancy to other factors.   Porpoises, divided into six species, live in all oceans, mostly near the shore. Probably best known is the Harbour Porpoise, which can be found across the Northern Hemisphere. Porpoises tend to be.   Harbor porpoises can thank their worst enemy, the killer whale for their success More information: Directional acoustic wave manipulation by a porpoise via multiphase forehead structure, Physical. For harbor porpoises, the ocean is a hour buffet. Harbor porpoises eat hundreds of tiny fish every hour, capturing more than 90 percent of what they chase, a new study finds.

Species Fact: Harbor porpoises are most commonly found in bays, estuaries, harbors and fjords. s Hundreds stranded or dead from gill nets in coastal waters Pod of 25 porpoises, including cow/calf pairs) seen off Cavallo Point — likely not the first groups in the Bay, but time approximate History of Harbor Porpoises in San Francisco Bay Area. From Artillery at the Golden Gate by Brian Chin Cavallo Point World War II. 1. In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, TeachingBooks supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read. LIFE IN THE FAST LANE: THE LIFE HISTORY OF HARBOR PORPOISES FROM THE GULF OF MAINE. Authors. Andrew J. Read, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts , U.S.A. Search for more papers by this author. 1. Duke University Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, North Carolina , U.S.A.

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[S A Norman; United States. National Marine. "Multidisciplinary investigation of stranded harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Washington State with an assessment of acoustic trauma as a contributory factor (2 May–2 June )." U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NWR, October.

Harbor porpoises declined dramatically in the Salish Sea in the s but their populations have since rebounded, increasing by more than 10% per year in recent decades. A report for the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound examines harbor porpoise Multidisciplinary investigation of stranded harbor porpoises book and trends, natural history and recent policy considerations for the species.

porpoises, stranded between February and July We also provide a general perspective on the current technique and future opportunities of inner ear analysis to extend the research on hearing damage in harbour porpoises and other odontocetes.

Materials and methods. At this point, the National Wildlife Federation is the only major nonprofit supporting this cause, and Golden Gate Cetacean Research is the only organization conducting a study.

Harbor Porpoise Harbor porpoises are notoriously shy and as a result not much is know about this creature, in contrast to its more charismatic relatives like the.

The rise in harbour porpoise starvation began in the early s: between andan average of 4 per cent of UK strandings were found to be starvations. But between and – the.

NOAA’s Marine Mammal Stranding Network reports that about a fifth of the harbor porpoises that stranded along the central California coast between and died from trauma-related injuries, 54 from dolphin attacks and 22.

In the blubber of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded or dying due to physical trauma in the UK between andthe HBCD levels decreased since (Law et al. The harbor porpoise, with an average size of m and weight of 45 to 60 kg, is one of the smallest cetaceans in the world.

Unlike the more gregarious Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), which can be seen riding the bow wakes of boats, harbor porpoises often avoid oncoming vessels.

Harbor porpoises were once common throughout the San Juan Islands, Washington. The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of six species of is one of the smallest marine its name implies, it stays close to coastal areas or river estuaries, and as such, is the most familiar porpoise to whale porpoise often ventures up rivers, and has been seen hundreds of miles from the : Mammalia.

The harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of the smallest and most common porpoises weigh between kg (lbs) and are usually m (ft) long. They are found in northern temperate to sub-arctic waters most often in. A marked increase in the frequency of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) stranded in North Carolina in was declared as an Unusual Mortality Event (UME).

Strandings occurred in January through May when harbor porpoises are seasonally present. Increased stranding rates were measured relative to a threshold to determine that the UME was by: 6. The harbor porpoise is found throughout the temperate and sub-polar coastal waters of the North Pacific, North Atlantic, and Black Sea.

Porpoises in each ocean basin are reproductively isolated. There are two subspecies: P. phocoena vomerina in the Pacific Ocean and P. phocoena phocoena in the Atlantic is a third possible subspecies in the Black Sea, P. This educational information book about dolphins and porpoises is packed full of fun facts, interesting differences between the species with good illustrations.

It is written in an easily readable style and is packed full of photographs and depictions to assist with learning.5/5(10). porpoises in detail. The spectacled and Burmeister’s porpoises are not represented by dedicated articles, not because of a bias against Southern Hemisphere species, but because not much is known about them, and there A Focus on the Porpoises They’re Elusive and Endangered Gillnet fisheries threaten many populations of harbor porpoises, and oneFile Size: 1MB.

Scientists say there has been a dramatic increase in dolphin attacks on harbor porpoises along the California coast over the past few years, including an attack Wednesday off Half Moon Bay.

Mark. In particular, Phocoena phocoena (harbor porpoise) has been the focus of attention with respect to a possible negative impact. Impact pile driving, where a large steel monopile is driven m into the seabed, is capable of generating very loud sound pressures, exceeding dB re 1 μPa peak-peak in source levels and detectable at distances Cited by:   A harbor porpoise was caught on video early Monday gliding through the Fort Point Channel in South Boston.

Tony LaCasse, a spokesman for the New England Aquarium, said harbor porpoises are a. A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

The movements of harbor porpoises are studied by attaching small satellite transmitters to animals. Movement data emitted by the transmitters are downloaded from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather satellites to the ARGOS Global Processing Centre in Landover, Maryland.

The data can then be accessed online. Human Exposures to Marine Brucella Isolated from a Harbor Porpoise — Maine, On Februthe Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) was notified of a positive Brucella culture from a harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) found on the coast of southern CDC, in consultation with CDC, initiated an investigation of.

Breathing and Diving: Harbor porpoises breathe about every 15 seconds and do not stay submerged for more than 3 to 4 minutes.

Mating and Breeding: Mating is generally believed to occur from March to July. A 30 in (76 cm) calf is born after a gestation period of 8 to 10 months.

Sexual maturity is reached at 4 years of age. Harbor porpoise can emit a very broad frequency range (40 Hz to at least kHz) of sounds. Some are within our hearing range (sonic) and others are above the frequency range that humans can hear (ultrasonic)Use slow repeated echolocation clicks for navigation and rapid bursts of echolocation to focus in on prey or other items of also been reported to use.

Multidisciplinary Investigation of Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) in Washington State with an Assessment of Acoustic Trauma as a Contributory Factor.

16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, CA. porpoises (Barnett et al., ). The debate over the use of refloatation with stranded cetaceans Outside of the United Kingdom, many cetacean experts argue against the use of refloatation as an option for the management of stranded cetaceans.

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Harbor porpoises are a good example of caution about statistics, otherwise known as jumping to conclusions. Sometimes researchers have to keep plugging away at solving a puzzle, one piece at a time.

Harbor porpoises were primarily taken during a one month period from mid-July to mid-August at the Spike Rock fishing grounds in the Pacific Ocean. The number of harbor porpoises observed or reported taken in the fishery declined dramatically during and due to low fishing effort.

Researchers continue work to document harbor porpoises So far she and Elliser have determined that the porpoises in Burrows Bay are most. The porpoises live individually or in small groups ofalthough groups of 50 have been reported.

Harbor porpoises are usually years old before they breed. Mating season is June to September and 11 months later a baby calf is born. The calf usually nurses for 8 months.

As baby porpoises grow, they need to eat 8% of their body weight. Harbor porpoise definition is - a common porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) of the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans that is dark gray with whitish undersides and typically ranges from 5 to 6 feet ( to meters) in length.Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(7).Since over 60% of porpoises stranded in Scottish waters since the s exhibit signs of attack by bottlenose dolphins (Ross & Wilson, ), it is debateable whether this story even represents ‘news’.

Why do bottlenose dolphins attack harbour porpoises? Attacks by dolphins on porpoises have been investigated in several scientific papers.