Marine mammals

'Loud wakeup call' over critically endangered dolphin

The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, new research suggests.

26 May 2015

California trata de contener un vertido de petróleo en una zona turística

El gobernador de California (EE UU), Jerry Brown, declaró el miércoles por la noche el estado de emergencia en el condado de Santa Bárbara por una fuga de petróleo en una de sus playas

21 May 2015

'Nightmare' California oil spill damages rare coastal ecosystem

Activists say accident is soiling Gaviota coast, a Mediterranean-climate region of which there are only five in the world, and will be closed off for weeks or months

20 May 2015

Why are so many whales dying on California's shores?

A recent spate of whales washed up on the state’s beaches may be coincidence but ship strikes, fishing lines, sonar and climate change are all taking a toll.

16 May 2015

Una ballena de seis toneladas aparece muerta en la costa de Cullera

El cetáceo, localizado por la Guardia Civil cerca de la localidad valenciana, mide 10 metros

El País

12 May 2015

Aparecieron más de 20 ballenas muertas en el sur de Chile

Más de 20 ballenas fueron encontradas muertas por científicos tras quedar varadas al norte del Golfo de Penas, ubicado en el sur de Chile, según informó el Servicio Nacional de Pesca (Sernapesca).

11 May 2015

Solomon Islanders kill more than 1,600 dolphins for their teeth

Residents of a village where dolphin teeth are used for currency killed 1,600 of the animals in 2013 alone, and researchers are calling for urgent monitoring

07 May 2015

Big whales have stretchy nerves to help them gulp

Scientists have stumbled upon one of the secrets behind the big gulps of the world's biggest whales: the nerves in their jaws are stretchy.

BBC

05 May 2015