Marine mammals

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

22 June 2017

Plastic bags found inside whale after stranding on Skye

Scientists recovered four kilos of plastic bags from the stomach of a whale found stranded on Skye.

BBC

21 June 2017

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017

Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.

20 June 2017

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

Whale entanglements are rising, leading to concerns that current regulations are inadequate.

19 June 2017

Inflatable whales used to train marine rescue volunteers (video)

Volunteer rescuers have been using inflatable whales and seals to simulate saving stranded marine life.

18 June 2017

Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf stream

Beaches in the remote Arctic islands were found to be more polluted than European ones due to plastic carried from much further south

16 June 2017

Fischer fangen Schweinswal mit zwei Köpfen

Ein Körper, zwei Köpfe: Es war ein bizarrer Fang, den niederländische Fischer kürzlich aus dem Wasser zogen.

15 June 2017

Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Fishers off the coast of the Netherlands got quite a shock when they caught what has now been confirmed as the first case of conjoined twin harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena).

14 June 2017

Island joins international agreement on whales and dolphins

An international agreement on whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation has been extended to the Isle of Man.

14 June 2017