Marine mammals

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Honoured for Outreach and Education Efforts

Bonn, 30 August 2016 - Today, the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award was presented to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), and accepted on behalf of the organization by its Chi

30 August 2016

Countries to Consider Conservation Challenges to Small Cetaceans

Bonn, 29 August 2016 -From 30 August to 1 September 2016, the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement for the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North Ea

26 August 2016

Between the Turbines: Consider the Marine Species Affected by Ocean Energy

The ocean harbours immense potential as a source of renewable energy, but accessing that energy can be damaging to marine species and their habitats.

16 August 2016

Cetaceans under Fire: Resolution to Address Threats from Underwater Munitions

Small cetaceans living in European waters – and many other parts of the world – share their home with a legacy from the past: tens of thousands of tonnes of munitions s

09 August 2016

Loud and Too Clear: Underwater Noise Harms Marine Animals

Underwater noise generated by human activity affects a wide variety of species, from crustaceans to cetaceans. At the upcoming 8th Meeting of the Parties to

02 August 2016

PCBs: Phased Out in the 1980s, Still Threatening Dolphins and Porpoises in 2016

Contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) endangers the health and survival of many cetacean populations.

26 July 2016

Sunburned dolphin spotted in Moray Firth

A bottlenose dolphin that was sunburned while stranded out of water on mudflats for 24 hours in May appears to be recovering from its injuries.

22 July 2016

Mexico bans night fishing, gillnets to protect vaquita porpoise

Mexican authorities are banning night fishing and gill nets in an area inhabited by the endangered vaquita marina porpoise in the upper Gulf of California.

20 July 2016

Dead whale towed off California beach and back to sea after big stink

Authorities used boats and ropes attached to tail to pull the humpback far out into the water before Fourth of July weekend crowds began arriving.

02 July 2016

Dead dugong raises concerns over fishing practices in Great Barrier Reef

Lacerations and scratches on animal found north of Townsville suggest entanglement with fishing net or line, say researchers

01 July 2016