The Network has produced the following reports and publications about strandings in Cornwall. Click on the links to download copies in Adobe PDF format. The reports contain images of dead marine animals that some people may find distressing.
Marine Strandings in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
These reports provide data on marine organisms that stranded on the shores of Cornwall, collected by Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network volunteers.
Cetacean Bycatch Analysis - 2012
Mass stranding of common dolphins, Falmouth - June 2008
Cetacean Bycatch Analysis - January 2006
This report presents an analysis of data collected during one of the recognised peak months for fisheries-related cetacean strandings.
|Jepson PD, Deaville R, Acevedo-Whitehouse K, Barnett J, Brownlow A, et al. (2013) What Caused the UK’s Largest Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) Mass Stranding Event? PLoS ONE 8(4): e60953. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060953 (11.3 MB)|
|Hardy T, Williams R, Caslake R, Tregenza N (2012). An investigation of acoustic deterrent devices to reduce cetacean bycatch in an inshore set net fishery. (144 KB)|
|Pikesley SK, Witt M J, Hardy T, Loveridge J E, Loveridge J M, Williams R, Godley B J (2011). Cetacean sightings and strandings: evidence for spatial and temporal trends? (1.5 MB)|
|Davison N J, Perrett L L, Law R J, Dawson C E, Stubberfield E J, Monies R J, Deaville R, Jepson P D (2011). Infection with Brucella ceti and high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) stranded in south-west England. Veterinary Record. (750 KB)|
|Davison N, Barnett J, Rule B, Chappell S, Wise G (2010). Group B Salmonella in lungworms from a harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Veterinary Record. (112 KB)|
|Murphy S, Deaville R, Monies R J, Davison N and Jepson P D (2010). True Hermaphroditism: First Evidence of an Ovotestis in a Cetacean Species (1.0 MB)|
|Barnett J, Davison N, Deaville R, Monies R, Loveridge J, Tregenza N, Jepson PD (2009). Postmortem evidence of interactions of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) with other dolphin species in south-west England (226 KB)|
|Barnett J, Davison N, Deaville R, Monies R, Loveridge J, Tregenza N, Jepson P D (2009). Post mortem evidence for Tursiops truncatus (bottlenose dolphin) interactions with other dolphin species in SW England (8.7 MB)|
|Institute of Zoology (2011). CSIP Final Report for the period 1st January 2005 – 31st December 2010. (5.2 MB)|
|Institute of Zoology (2009). CSIP Annual Report for the period 1st January-31st December 2009. (2.5 MB)|
|Institute of Zoology (2008). CSIP Annual Report for the period 1st January-31st December 2008. (2.5 MB)|
|Institute of Zoology (2007). CSIP Annual Report for the period 1st January-31st December 2007. (1.4 MB)|
|Doyle J (2007). Marine Sightings & Strandings in Cornwall 2004-2005. (2.5 MB)|
|Doyle J, Goodwin L, Loveridge J E (2007). The Decline of Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Southwest England. Poster: European Research on Cetaceans, 21. San Sebastian, Spain. (303 KB)|
|Loveridge J E, Loveridge J M, Doyle J (2006). Monofilament Bycatch Evidence in Cetaceans Stranded in Cornwall, UK. Poster: European Research on Cetaceans, 19. La Rochelle, France. (1.5 MB)|