Marine mammals

Why do endangered right whales keep dying off the coast of Canada?

Researchers are racing for answers after at least 10 deaths of north Atlantic right whales, marking the deadliest year since tracking began

03 August 2017

A Whaling Way of Life Under Threat

The pilot whales glided through the crystalline waters in neat formation, blue-gray backs glinting in the sun, on their migration through Indonesia’s Savu Sea.

03 August 2017

A sparkling encounter: swimming with dwarf minke whales

She went with low expectations and a healthy dose of scepticism, but diving with dwarf minke whales in Queensland surprised and delighted

30 July 2017

At this rate the only whales left for us to wonder at will be in museums

When great whales are dying in numbers not seen since hunting’s heyday, naming the Natural History Museum’s new exhibit Hope seems a forlorn gesture

27 July 2017

Liberada una ballena varada durante 11 horas en la costa de Ecuador

El ejemplar, joven y de ocho metros de largo y 15 toneladas de peso, se había enredado en unas redes de pesca

25 July 2017

Seagrass meadows—critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the Johor islands

Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs.

11 July 2017

Seven right whales found dead in 'devastating' blow to endangered animal

Carcasses found off Canada in recent weeks in what may be biggest single die-off of one of world’s most endangered whale species, expert says

08 July 2017

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Mexico's government says it plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world's most endangered marine species, the vaquita porpoise.

01 July 2017