Marine mammals

Rescuers attempt to untangle blue whale trapped in crab nets off California

Alarm raised after animal was spotted raising its head out of the water off the coast of Orange county

28 June 2016

New York's whales to be studied for the first time

Scientists hope new information will help protect the little-understood whale population that feeds and travels through the city’s waters

28 June 2016

Ostsee: Die lange Suche nach den Geisternetzen

Abertausende verlorene Fischernetze treiben in den Ozeanen, sie bedrohen Lebewesen.

22 June 2016

Eight pilot whales dead in mass stranding in Indonesia

Hundreds of fishermen and officials rescued 24 of the whales after their pod swam ashore in Probolinggo, East Java

The Guardian

16 June 2016

Meeressäuger: Elf tote Kegelrobben an der Ostseeküste entdeckt

Innerhalb von zwei Monaten wurden an der deutschen Ostseeküste elf tote Kegelrobben gefunden. Woran die Tiere gestorben sind, ist unklar.

14 June 2016

Lizenz übertragen: Shell will in der kanadischen Arktis nicht mehr nach Öl suchen

Der Energiekonzern Shell hat seine Erkundungslizenzen für die kanadische Arktis an eine Umweltorganisation übertragen. Das dürfte auch am niedrigen Ölpreis liegen.

09 June 2016

Down to 60: scientists mull risky captive breeding for panda porpoise

As the vaquita – the world’s smallest porpoise – plunges toward extinction, scientists have a tough decision ahead of them: to attempt a super risky captive breeding programme or not?

08 June 2016

Experts mull trapping Mexico's endangered 'vaquitas marinas' to breed them in captivity

A new report on Mexico's endangered vaquita marina porpoise says authorities may have to consider trapping some of the few remaining specimens to try to breed them in captivity or semi-captivity.

07 June 2016

Conservationists debate how to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise

Report recommends breeding the endangered species – which is the world’s smallest porpoise – in captivity, but some experts disagree

06 June 2016