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Fishery bycatch is one of the leading anthropogenic causes of mortality affecting cetaceans around the world. Proper documentation of bycatch incidents is essential, yet often challenging due to the difficulties in differentiating bycatch-related mortality during the postmortem investigation of stranded cetaceans. Peracute underwater entrapment (PU...
The results of the present study serve as a preliminary update and summary of the causes of mortality of stranded cetaceans in HK, especially with a focus on the major anthropogenic threats (vessel and fishery interactions), based on the findings from virtopsy investigations from July 2017 to November 2020. Up-to-date and reliable PM data are essen...