First record of the Harbour Porpoise, Phocoena phocoena (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) in the Azores (NE Atlantic)

João Pedro Barreiros, Manuel Teves and João Rodeia

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 45-46, Volume 11, Issue 2 – March 2006

Occurrence of Phocoena phocoena (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) in the Azores.

The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is a small cetacean widely distributed on both sides of the North Atlantic. It is a coastal species seriously threatened by fishing, pollution and environmental changes (Donovan & Bjørge, 1995; Palka et al., 1996) with some populations, such as those from the Baltic, North and Black seas, drastically …

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