Marine mammals

Every politician's dream – the online tool that changes votes from 'no' to 'yes'

When users discovered a computer glitch on a Wlesh government consultation on allowing acallop dredging in a dolphic reserve, it wasn't the only thing wrong with this supposedly democratic process.

26 November 2015

An Experimental Success: Entanglement & Stranding Response Training in Oman

Bonn/Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2015 - In the Indian Ocean (including its adjacent seas and gulfs) the Convention on Migratory Species’

19 November 2015

Australian court fines Japanese whaling company $1m for 'intentional' breaches

Kyodo Senpaku has been found guilty in a case brought by Humane Society International – the first verdict of contempt of the environment act.

18 November 2015

Fishermen rescue humpback whale off Skye

A humpback whale has been freed from a buoy and rope that were attached to lobster pots.

BBC News

16 November 2015

Protecting the environment with sea turtle power

A tiny fishing village in Mexico used to be the center of the country's sea turtle slaughter industry. Now, it's become an ecotourism haven - thanks to a different kind of turtle power.

10 November 2015

First moving pictures of Omura's whales in the wild released

The first moving images of a mysterious whale species, with bodies as long as school buses, has been released by a team of international scientists

04 November 2015

ASCOBANS Parties Make Recommendations for Tackling Small Cetacean Bycatch in Europe

Bonn – On 30 October 2015, the Executive Secretary of ASCOBANS, on behalf of the Agreement’s ten Parties, transmitted to the European Commission the outcomes of a one-year process to develop a common position of ASCOBANS Parties relating to the requirements of legislation to address monitoring and mitigation of small cetacean bycatch.

02 November 2015

Dix baleines échouées sur la plage à Calais

Dix baleines se sont échouées sur la plage de Calais (Pas-de-Calais)
02 November 2015

Rescuers free humpback whale trapped in fishing line off California

Rescuers on Saturday managed to free a humpback whale that was entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line, and it swam away southwards.

01 November 2015