Marine mammals

Robbe bekommt Nachwuchs mitten am Touristenstrand

Auf Hawaii hat eine Robbe einer seltenen Art ihr Junges geboren - mitten am belebten Strand von Waikiki. Zahlreiche Touristen bestaunen Robbenmama "Rocky" und ihr Baby.

30 June 2017

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal gives birth on Waikiki beach

This Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo shows a Hawaiian monk seal and her newborn pup on a Waikiki beach in Honolulu.

29 June 2017

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies.

28 June 2017

Dugongs starve as climate change destroys their food supply

In Queensland, Australia, dugong populations are crashing as extreme weather events combined with increased river sediments from human activities are depleting the seagrasses they live on.

28 June 2017

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

22 June 2017

Plastic bags found inside whale after stranding on Skye

Scientists recovered four kilos of plastic bags from the stomach of a whale found stranded on Skye.

BBC

21 June 2017

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017

Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.

20 June 2017

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

Whale entanglements are rising, leading to concerns that current regulations are inadequate.

19 June 2017

Inflatable whales used to train marine rescue volunteers (video)

Volunteer rescuers have been using inflatable whales and seals to simulate saving stranded marine life.

18 June 2017