[MARMAM] New publication on anomalously white harbour porpoises

Arda M. Tonay atonay at istanbul.edu.tr
Mon Jan 7 04:46:12 PST 2013

Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting.

We would like to inform you that the new research article on anomalously
white harbour porpoises has been published in the Italian Journal of


Tonay, A.M., Bilgin, A., Dede, A., Akkaya, A., Yeşilçiçek, T., Köse, Ö.,
Ceylan, Y. 2012.  First records of anomalously white harbour porpoises
(Phocoena phocoena) in the Turkish seas with a global review. Hystrix, the
Italian Journal of Mammalogy, online first-2013,


The pdf file and supplementary files (on the right) available online via the
following link: 




Three anomalously white harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) were reported
in Turkish Seas. One of them was bycaught on 19 June 2011 in bottom gill
nets off the eastern coast of the Turkish Black Sea. The second one was
observed four times in May and early June 2012 in the Istanbul Strait. The
last one was stranded alive on 7 July 2012 in the Istanbul Strait. Records
(published and unpublished) of anomalously white harbour porpoises in the
world were reviewed. In total, 34 records were found from the world seas:
the Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, North Atlantic Ocean and North Eastern
Pacific Ocean. According to these records, three patterns of pigmentation
were suggested.

Figures S1 (video), S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 and S9 are available as
supplemental material on the Journal web site.





Arda M. TONAY Ph.D

Faculty of Fisheries, İstanbul University

Marine Biology Dep.

Ordu Cad. No:200 Laleli, 34480 İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: ­+90 212 455 5700/16434   Fax: +90 212 514 0379

atonay at istanbul.edu.tr   http://suurunleri.istanbul.edu.tr/


Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV)

P.O. Box 10 Beykoz, İstanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 216 424 0772   Fax: +90 216 424 0771


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