"Porpoises" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Mammals of the family Phocoenidae comprising four genera found in the North Pacific Ocean and both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean and in various other seas. They differ from DOLPHINS in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beak-like snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp1003-4)
- Finless Porpoise
- Finless Porpoises
- Porpoise, Finless
- Porpoises, Finless
- Neophocaena phocaenoides
- Spectacled Porpoise
- Porpoise, Spectacled
- Porpoises, Spectacled
- Spectacled Porpoises
- Australophocaena dioptrica
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Porpoises" by people in Profiles.
Health assessment of harbour porpoises (PHOCOENA PHOCOENA) from Baltic area of Denmark, Germany, Poland and Latvia. Environ Int. 2020 10; 143:105904.
Population genomics of finless porpoises reveal an incipient cetacean species adapted to freshwater. Nat Commun. 2018 04 10; 9(1):1276.
Hearing pathways in the Yangtze finless porpoise, Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis. J Exp Biol. 2014 Feb 01; 217(Pt 3):444-52.
Auditory temporal resolution and evoked responses to pulsed sounds for the Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides asiaeorientalis). J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol. 2011 Dec; 197(12):1149-58.
Development of a lymphocyte-transformation-assay for peripheral blood lymphocytes of the harbor porpoise and detection of cytokines using the reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2004 Mar; 98(1-2):59-68.