Journal of Marine Sciences / 2013 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Unusual Mortality Events of Harbor Porpoise Strandings in North Carolina, 1997–2009

Figure 3

Harbor porpoise strandings by month (a), condition code (b), and human interaction (HI) category (c) as a percentage of the total for 1999 ( ), 2005 ( ), and non-UME years ( ). Condition codes are (1) live animal, (2) carcass-fresh dead, (3) carcass-moderately decomposed, (4) carcass-advanced decomposition, (5) carcass-mummified or skeletal remains, and (6) disposition unknown. HI categories are HI-FI (evidence of Fishery Interaction), HI-Other (other evidence of HI), HI-No (no evidence of HI), and HI-CBD (HI could not be determined).

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