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    • Corkscrew seals : grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) infanticide and cannibalism may indicate the cause of spiral lacerations in seals 

      Brownlow, Andrew; Onoufriou, Joseph; Bishop, Amanda; Davison, Nicholas; Thompson, Dave (2016-06-02) - Journal article
      Large numbers of dead seals with characteristic spiral lesions have been washing ashore around the North Atlantic over the past two decades. Interactions with ship propellers and shark predation have been suggested as the ...
    • Evaluating morphometric and metabolic markers of body condition in a small cetacean, the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) 

      Kershaw, Joanna L.; Sherrill, Meredith; Davison, Nicholas J.; Brownlow, Andrew; Hall, Ailsa J. (2017-05) - Journal article
      Mammalian body condition is an important individual fitness metric as it affects both survival and reproductive success. The ability to accurately measure condition has key implications for predicting individual and ...
    • Exposure of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) to Brucella in declining populations across Scotland 

      Kershaw, Joanna Louise; Stubberfield, Emma J.; Foster, Geoffrey; Brownlow, Andrew; Hall, Ailsa Jane; Perrett, Lorraine L. (2017-09-20) - Journal article
      Since 2000 there have been major declines in the abundance of Scottish harbour seals (Phoca vitulina). The causes of the declines remain uncertain. The aim of this study was to establish the extent to which the seals in ...
    • Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers : Report to Scottish Government MMSS/002/15 

      Arso Civil, Monica; Smout, Sophie Caroline; Duck, Callan David; Morris, Christopher; Onoufriou, Joseph; Thompson, David; Brownlow, Andrew; Davison, Nicholas; Cummings, Caroline; Pomeroy, Patrick; McConnell, Bernie J; Hall, Ailsa Jane (SMRU, 2016-06) - Report
      Numbers of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) have dramatically declined in several regions of the north and east of Scotland, while numbers have remained stable or have increased in regions on the west coast. For any management ...
    • Not just fat : investigating the proteome of cetacean blubber tissue 

      Kershaw, Joanna Louise; Botting, Catherine Helen; Brownlow, Andrew; Hall, Ailsa Jane (2018) - Journal article
      Mammalian adipose tissue is increasingly being recognized as an endocrine organ involved in the regulation of a number of metabolic processes and pathways. It responds to signals from different hormone systems and the ...
    • Predicting global killer whale population collapse from PCB pollution 

      Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Hall, Ailsa; McConnell, Bernie; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Barber, Jonathan L.; Brownlow, Andrew; De Guise, Sylvain; Eulaers, Igor; Jepson, Paul D.; Letcher, Robert J.; Levin, Milton; Ross, Peter S.; Samarra, Filipa; Vikingson, Gisli; Sonne, Christian; Dietz, Rune (2018-09-28) - Journal article
      Killer whales (Orcinus orca) are among the most highly polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)–contaminated mammals in the world, raising concern about the health consequences of current PCB exposures. Using an individual-based ...