Parasitic and fungal infections play a significant role in porpoise strandings

Geplaatst Geplaatst in onderzoek, Strandingen

Around 2000 cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) are stranded each year across the world and, unfortunately, this number is likely to increase in the coming years. Cornelis van Elk and colleagues studied harbour porpoise strandings along the Dutch and neighboring coastlines between 2003 and 2016 in order to better understand and identify the causes of […]

The true number of whales dolphins porpoises and birds which have died in the Atlantic in the first quarter of 2019 is unprecedented

Geplaatst Geplaatst in onderzoek, Strandingen

For more than two years, scientists have been working to figure out the underlying cause of a so-called “unusual mortality event. From January 2016 to mid-February 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recorded 88 humpback whale strandings with New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts at the top of the list. Those numbers are more than double […]