Joint effort discloses deep divergence of a mysterious porpoise

The finless porpoise, a relative of dolphins and whales, is native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, as well as the freshwater habitats of the Yangtze River basin in China. The Yangtze river's finless porpoise is one of the ...

World's first case of bird flu in porpoise: Sweden

A porpoise found stranded on a Swedish beach in June died of bird flu, the first time the virus has been detected in a porpoise, Sweden's National Veterinary Institute said Wednesday.

Vaquita porpoises escape extinction longer than expected

Projections previously indicated that the vaquita could be extinct by now but, while they remain the world's most endangered marine mammal, the new research shows the few survivors are reproducing, and may have developed ...

Update noise regulations to protect seals, porpoises: study

Noise produced by pile drivers building offshore wind turbines can damage the hearing of porpoises, seals, and other marine life. Regulations are in place, but guidance on this difficult topic requires regular revisits to ...

Deadly bacteria found in large group of stranded porpoises

Last summer, some 190 dead porpoises washed ashore on the Dutch Wadden Sea Islands within just ten days. A remarkably high number, considering the annual average of about 600 stranded porpoises on the entire Dutch coast. ...

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