Marine mammals

2015 Wadden Sea Day Marks the 25th Anniversary of the Wadden Sea Seals Agreement

The 10th Wadden Sea Day, held on 27 August 2015 in Wilhelmshaven, was dedicated to marine mammals in the Wadden Sea World Heritage. More than 80 scientists, managers, policy makers and other Wadden Sea stakeholders participated in the event to discuss challenges and prospects for the future of these top predators of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. The Wadden Sea Seal populations (mainly harbour seals but increasingly also grey seals) have shown steady growth rates in recent years. The number of animals has reached record values over the last couple of years, despite the major epizootics of 1988 and 2002.

31 August 2015

Saving our dugongs

A conservation project to protect the dugongs from a high risk of extinction in the future will commence in September 2015 with the support of a group of environmental organizations, despite the fa

30 August 2015

Live interview interrupted by a Blue Whale - video

Steve Backshall's interview with whale expert Doris Welch is cut short when, against all odds, the team spot a Blue Whale live on air.

30 August 2015

Marine mammals thriving in Thames

Ten years of public sightings show that large marine mammals are regularly found in the River Thames.

BBC

20 August 2015

Swimming with whales: a frolic in the wild or an accident waiting to happen?

As Australian humpback populations rebound, an increasing number of tourists visiting Queensland are seeking ‘eye-to-eye’ experiences with the giant animals.

18 August 2015

Rare Bryde's whale frees itself after being stranded in Great Barrier Reef

After several failed rescue attempts by wildlife officers, whale finds its own way out of the lagoon and back into the ocean

13 August 2015

Aquarium locked in legal battle over denied bid for Russian beluga whales

Georgia Aquarium argues introducing new belugas into the captive population in the US would diversify the gene pool, but NOAA Fisheries denied their request

08 August 2015

Skipper, hört die Signale

Mit einer App sollen Kapitäne Wale orten und tödliche Zusammenstöße vermeiden

03 August 2015

India conducts first official survey of Ganges dolphins

Conservation programme aims to protect the endangered species and restore biodiversity of the polluted river,

28 July 2015

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coast

27 July 2015