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the effects of marine traffic on the behaviour of black sea harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena relicta) within the istanbul strait, turkey.marine traffic is threatening cetaceans on a local and global scale. the istanbul strait is one of the busiest waterways, with up to 2,500 vessels present daily. this is the first study to assess the magnitude of short- and long-term behavioural changes of the endangered black sea harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena relicta) in the presence of marine vessels within the istanbul strait. markov chains were used to investigate the effect of vessel presence on the transition probability between beh ...201728296899
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