Marine mammals

Swallowing swimming pools: New sensory tags capture kinetics of lunge-feeding whales

Scientists are using innovative tags featuring video recording and 3D accelerometry to understand how large whales feed.

02 December 2016

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

The numbers of growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.

01 December 2016

Seaweed: marine life coming ashore

Industry has long harvested some of the 700 seaweed species in British waters, but are large-scale algae farms on the horizon?

23 November 2016

Distinctive sperm whale cultures reveal dramatic population shifts in the Galápagos

Subtle dialect differences among sperm whales show that groups from thousands of kilometers away have moved into the former habitat of clans that left the Galápagos in the 1990s.

23 November 2016

6th Meeting of Parties to ACCOBAMS Meets 20 Years on from Agreement’s Signature

The sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS – the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area – is being held in Monaco from 22 to 25 November. This is the third time that the MOP will have been hosted by the Principality of Monaco, which also serves as the Agreement’s depositary and provides the offices of the Secretariat.

23 November 2016

Humpback whales learn habitat loyalty from their mothers, Alaskan study shows

Alaskan humpback whales pass on loyalty to their feeding grounds through maternal lineages, highlighting the importance of protecting habitats for the recovering species.

22 November 2016

Yesterday evening, the Great Barrier Reef mated

Once a year, all the corals on Australia's legendary reef get together to reproduce.

22 November 2016

Arctic haven for belugas becomes Canada’s newest protected area

A rich breeding ground for marine mammals, Arctic char and other aquatic species that are vital to Inuvialuit people living along the Beaufort Sea has been named Canada’s newest marine protected ar

16 November 2016

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink

Conservationists say the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project poses the greatest risk yet to a killer whale population on the edge of extinction.

16 November 2016