Marine mammals

Save the whales? Why the humpback doesn't need protecting anymore

After 45 protected years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is recommending that 10 of 14 species of humpback whales be removed from the US endangered list.

21 April 2015

Project to protect seagrass, dugongs

EFFORTS to conserve seagrass and dugong in the country received a funding boost of US$5.88 million (more $40 million) from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

 

19 April 2015

Sperm whales target fishing boats for an easy meal

Scientists are puzzling over how to stop sperm whales stealing Alaskan fishermen's catch

18 April 2015

Scientists film sperm whale 'doing laps' of underwater camera

A sperm whale surprised scientists carrying out research in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

BBC

18 April 2015

Dolphin sightings off the Hebrides leapt over last decade, research shows

Warmer waters around the Scottish islands may be attracting the increased numbers of the common dolphins, say experts

15 April 2015

Australien: Extrem seltener Omurawal gestrandet

Erst neun Mal wurde die Art bislang überhaupt gesehen. Jetzt ist in Australien ein seltener Omurawal gestrandet.

15 April 2015

Fifty-foot sperm whale washes up on shore south of San Francisco

Decomposing carcass of 50-foot mammal examined by biologists to determine how it died as boaters warned to steer clear of whales

15 April 2015

Rare Omura's whale carcass find in Western Australia excites scientists

DNA confirms 5.6m juvenile female is an Omura’s whale, the first to be seen in WA and only the second in Australia

14 April 2015

New Whale Species Identified?

A unique whale song is recorded in Antarctica, perhaps from a new species

BBC

14 April 2015

Gray Whale Breaks Mammal Migration Record

The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

14 April 2015