Marine mammals

'Polar bear hybrid' shot in Canada

A possible grizzly-polar bear hybrid has been shot by a hunter in northern Canada.

BBC

25 May 2016

Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are now mating

Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story - tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two?

23 May 2016

Pizzly or grolar bear: grizzly-polar hybrid is a new result of climate change

Grizzly bears in Alaska and Canada are moving north as their environment warms, bringing them into contact with polar bears located on the coastline

18 May 2016

El cetáceo más pequeño del mundo, al borde de la desaparición

La población de vaquita marina que habita en el Golfo de California ha disminuido un 40% en el último año. Quedan 60 ejemplares de la especie

17 May 2016

Rare whale found on Australian beach believed to be evolutionary throwback

South Australian Museum researchers confounded by mysterious teeth previously unseen in beaked whales

15 May 2016

Ausrottung: Es leben nur noch 60 Kalifornische Schweinswale

Sie verenden im Fischernetzen - trotz längst angekündigter Schutzmaßnahmen: Die kleinste Walart der Welt, der Kalifornische Schweinswal, ist akut vom Aussterben bedroht.

14 May 2016

World's smallest porpoise 'at the edge of extinction' as illegal gillnets take toll

Now only 60 of Mexico’s vaquita marina left despite the navy enforcing a ban on the fishing net, latest study shows

14 May 2016

Wildlife officers search for rare whale stranded on Victorian beach

Severe weather and dangerous swells hamper search for 2.5m pygmy or dwarf sperm whale found at Logans Beach

10 May 2016

US ceases efforts to end global trade of polar bear parts

US Fish and Wildlife Services to shift focus to climate change’s effects on bears. Canada had opposed ban as threats to hunting economy and Inuit practices

04 May 2016