Marine mammals

'Grave concern' for Maui's dolphin

The International Whaling Commission has voiced its "grave concern" for the tiny Maui's dolphin and urged the Government to take further steps to protect the critically-endangered sub-species.

22 June 2015

Weißer Schweinswal in der Ostsee

Stralsund/Fünen - Ein extrem seltener weißer Schweinswal ist in der Ostsee gesichtet worden.

17 June 2015

The giant cow that swam the ocean

The huge and extraordinary Steller's sea cow was ten metres long

16 June 2015

'A deaf whale is a dead whale': US navy sonars could be cause of strandings

Marine researchers speculate noise pollution in the Pacific is disrupting whales’ vital abilities to hear and migrate – and driving them ashore at an alarming rate

14 June 2015

Eiskalter Vielfraß: Eisbär lässt sich Delfin schmecken

Es ist ein seltenes Naturschauspiel: Biologen haben beobachtet, wie ein Eisbär Delfine verspeist. Was trieb die Zahnwale in die kalten Gewässer des Nordens?

12 June 2015

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet

12 June 2015

Polar bears 'have started eating dolphins due to climate change'

Scientists observe polar bears in Arctic eating dolphins for the first time ever, blaming reduction of sea ice for broadening animals' diet

12 June 2015

Faszinierende Fotos: Killerwale auf Kuschelkurs

Erstmals haben Forscher Schwertwale mit einer Drohne beobachtet. Die beeindruckenden Aufnahmen vor Kanadas Nordwestküste zeigen den Gesundheitszustand der Meeressäuger - und ihren Spieltrieb.

09 June 2015

Half the dolphins caught in Japan hunt exported despite global outcry: report

Of the live dolphins caught in the town of Taiji about half find buyers in China and other countries, it’s reported, despite criticism of the hunt

07 June 2015

Shell’s US Arctic drilling will harass thousands of whales and seals

Exploratory drilling, seismic testing and ice-breaking activities threaten to expose whales to damaging sounds, and ‘a deaf whale is a dead whale’

05 June 2015