Cetacean articles in recent issues of Zoological studies

An Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) in the Beibu Gulf

Zoological Studies attracted a number of contributions from cetacean researchers worldwide in the past few years. Since 2014, we have published 7 articles concerning the physiology, distribution, reproduction, taxonomy and ecology of cetaceans including the Chinese White Dolphin, Finless Porpoise and Long-finned Pilot Whales. These articles are listed below, starting with the most recent:

Li S, Gao H, Hao X, Zhu L, Li T, Zhang H, Zhou Y, Xu X, Yang G, Chen B. 2018. Seasonal, lunar and tidal influences on habitat use of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Beibu Gulf, China. Zool Stud 57:01. doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-01

Nabi G, Hao Y, Zeng X, Wang D. 2017. Assessment of Yangtze Finless Porpoises (Neophocaena asiaorientalis) Through Biochemical and Hematological Parameters. Zool Stud 56:31. doi:10.6620/ZS.2017.56-31.

Anabella AF, Florencia GM, AnĂ­bal GN, Alberto CE, Laura DS. 2017. Reproductive parameters of female long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas edwardii) from the Southwestern Atlantic. Zool Stud 56:39. doi:10.6620/ZS.2017.56-39.

Yu X, Hao Y, Kot BCW, Wang D. 2016. Effect of Photoperiod Extension on the Testicular Sonographic Appearance and Sexual Behavior of Captive Yangtze Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis). Zool Stud 55:24. doi:10.6620/ZS.2016.55-24.

Wang J, Yang S, Hung SK. 2015. Diagnosability and description of a new subspecies of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765), from the Taiwan Strait. Zool Stud 54:36. doi:10.1186/s40555-015-0115-x.

Zeng X, Ji J, Hao Y, Wang D. 2015. Topographical distribution of blubber in finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri): a result from adapting to living in coastal waters. Zool Stud 54:32. doi:10.1186/s40555-015-0111-1.

Guo A, Hao Y, Wang J, Zhao Q, Wang D. 2014. Concentrations of osmotically related constituents in plasma and urine of finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis): implications for osmoregulatory strategies for marine mammals living in freshwater. Zool Stud 53:10. doi:10.1186/1810-522X-53-10.

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(Featured image is of an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) in the Beibu Gulf, China)