Postmortaal onderzoek van bruinvissen (Phocoena phocoena) uit Nederlandse wateren, 2016

L.L. IJsseldijk, M.J.L. Kik, L. Solé, A. Gröne

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Abstract

This annual report presents the results of post-mortem examinations of porpoises stranded on the Dutchcoast. One of the main objectives of the research is to quantify human-induced causes of death. In 2016, 55dead harbour porpoises were examined: 31 males and 24 females, including 14 adults, 33 juveniles and 8neonates. Most of the harbour porpoises examined died as a result of grey seal attacks (31%), infectiousdiseases (29%) or food shortage (18%). Bycatch was the cause of death in 11% of the harbour porpoisesexamined
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu
Number of pages41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameWOt-technical report
No.96
ISSN (Print)2352-2739

Keywords

  • phocoena
  • postmortem examinations
  • coastal areas
  • phocoenidae
  • netherlands

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