Violent interactions between bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises

@article{Ross1996ViolentIB,
  title={Violent interactions between bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises},
  author={H. Ross and B. Wilson},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={263},
  pages={283 - 286}
}
  • H. Ross, B. Wilson
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
The majority (63%) of harbour porpoises stranded around the Moray Firth, Scotland, died from trauma characterized by multiple skeletal fractures and damaged internal organs. Surface injuries consisted of skin cuts resembling the teeth marks inflicted by one cetacean on another. The spacings between these matched those between teeth in bottlenose dolphins, of which there is a population in the Moray Firth. Four violent dolphin-porpoise interactions have been witnessed. Reasons for these… Expand

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