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porpoise

the smallest cetacean, 6 ft long weighing 100 lb, black on top, white belly, piscivorous and an excellent swimmer. The common porpoise is Phocaena phocaena. There are other species, e.g. P. sinus (Pacific harbor porpoise).
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Natural Resources Wales marine mammal specialist Ceri Wyn Morris said it would be wrong to speculate on the causes of death, but entanglement in fishing gear - known as bycatch - is one of the most common causes of death for stranded harbour porpoises.
Due to the unfavourable status of the harbour porpoises in the EU, 13 Member States, other than the UK, have designated sites for its protection in about 200 Natura 2000 sites.
Genetic structure of harbour porpoise Phocoena phocoena populations in the northwest Atlantic based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers.
Single source sound production and dynamic beam formation in echolocating harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena).
Bottlenose dolphins were seen off New Quay pier in West Wales last Friday - followed later by other bottlenose dolphin sightings and harbour porpoise sightings in New Quay and off Porthgain Beacon.
Brucella infection of lungworms from a harbour porpoise.
Investigating potencial associations between chronic exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and infections disease mortality in harbour porpoises from England and Wales.
Organochlorine pesticide residue and PCBs in harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) incidentally caught in Scandinavian waters.
It is important to note that on mainland Portugal, the harbour porpoise is also known as "toninha" which is a name used in the Azores for many dolphins, especially the common dolphin Delphinus delphis.
Harbour porpoise will become the latest species to receive increased protection in Scotland under a new conservation area.
Modelling harbour porpoise seasonal density as a function of the German Bight environment: implications for management.
At least four different species - the Minke whale, Sei whale, white-beaked dolphin and harbour porpoise - have been recorded.