Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are among the most highly polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)–contaminated mammals in the world, raising concern about the health consequences of current PCB exposures. PCB-mediated effects on reproduction and immune function threaten...
Bioluminescent fish are the missing link for a widespread marine parasite, certain types of which infect humans and cause severe symptomshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/sperm-whales-lanternfish-parasites-bioluminescent-fish-news/.
Shipping routes through core habitat of endangered sperm whales along the Hellenic Trench, Greece: Can we reduce collision risks?
The Hellenic Trench is the core habitat of the eastern Mediterranean sperm whale sub-population that numberstwo to three hundred individuals. Major shipping routes running on or very close to the 1000m depth contour along...
All stomachs analysed of the common dolphin stranded on the Galician coasts contained microplastics Hernandez-Gonzalez, Alberto & Saavedra, Camilo & Gago, J & Covelo, Pablo & Santos, M & Pierce, Graham. (2018). Microplastics in...
Sperm whale washed up in Sulawesi had flip-flops, bottles, bags and 115 drinking cups in its stomach https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/20/indonesia-dead-whale-had-1000-pieces-of-plastic-in-stomach
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Incidence of marine debris in cetaceans stranded and bycaught in Ireland: Recent findings and a review of historical knowledge.
More research on the plastic implications to higher trophic level organisms is required to understand the effects of these pollutants.https://www.deepdyve.com/lp/elsevier/incidence-of-marine-debris-in-cetaceans-stranded-and-bycaught-in-Sq0c5DjOTW
First attempt to investigate the diet up to species level for several cetaceans in Greek waters and for harbour porpoises stranded in the Mediterranean Sea