Marine mammals

Swimming with whales: a frolic in the wild or an accident waiting to happen?

As Australian humpback populations rebound, an increasing number of tourists visiting Queensland are seeking ‘eye-to-eye’ experiences with the giant animals.

18 August 2015

Rare Bryde's whale frees itself after being stranded in Great Barrier Reef

After several failed rescue attempts by wildlife officers, whale finds its own way out of the lagoon and back into the ocean

13 August 2015

Aquarium locked in legal battle over denied bid for Russian beluga whales

Georgia Aquarium argues introducing new belugas into the captive population in the US would diversify the gene pool, but NOAA Fisheries denied their request

08 August 2015

Skipper, hört die Signale

Mit einer App sollen Kapitäne Wale orten und tödliche Zusammenstöße vermeiden

03 August 2015

India conducts first official survey of Ganges dolphins

Conservation programme aims to protect the endangered species and restore biodiversity of the polluted river,

28 July 2015

Humpback whales make a comeback in Australian waters as numbers rebound

Researchers call for humpbacks to be delisted as threatened as numbers leap to 90% of pre-whaling population along west coast and 63% along east coast

27 July 2015

Lange Arktis-Sommer: Eisbären fehlt der Energiesparmodus

Wird die Nahrung knapp, brauchen Eisbären weniger Energie. Das rettet sie bislang über Hungerzeiten im arktischen Sommer. Um der Erderwärmung zu trotzen, ist die Sparfunktion jedoch zu schwach.

17 July 2015

The dolphins that killl each other's young

For the first time, a team has witnessed a bottlenose dolphin giving birth in the wild. Minutes after, the calf was attacked by two males

17 July 2015

Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic

Polar bears are unable to adapt their behaviour to cope with the food losses associated with warmer summers in the Arctic.

16 July 2015