Marine mammals

Seminar shines spotlight on conservation of dugongs

Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG), recently hosted a two-day workshop at the QU Research Complex to discuss Qatar’s dugong population, their global status as well as current and future strategies for their conservation in the country.

19 October 2014

Wattenmeer: An der Nordsee sterben dutzende Seehunde

Jeden Tag werden neue Kadaver angeschwemmt: An der Nordsee sterben derzeit Dutzende Seehunde.

13 October 2014

21st Advisory Committee Meeting Tackles Bycatch, the No. 1 Threat for Small Cetaceans

Gothenburg/Bonn – The ASCOBANS Advisory Committee, a body set up to provide advice and information to Party States on the conservation and management of small cetaceans, convened its 21st meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 29 September to 1 October 2014. The day before, on 28 September, the North Sea Group – a steering group for the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea – held its 4th meeting.

08 October 2014

The freedivers who swim with whales

Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat.

16 September 2014

Ancient sturgeon in China's Yangtze 'nearly extinct'

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.

15 September 2014

Nordostpazifik: Blauwal-Bestand erreicht historische Größe

Die Schutzmaßnahmen zeigen Wirkung: Der Bestand kalifornischer Blauwale im Nordpazifik hat sich erholt. Kollisionen mit Schiffen bleiben die größte Gefahr für die Tiere.

08 September 2014

California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers

Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.

05 September 2014

Puget Sound's endangered killer whales continue decline

Number of whales drops to 78, a figure not seen since 1985, with two deaths this year and no new calves since 2012

31 August 2014

Los barcos reducen su velocidad en California para salvar ballenas

Las embarcaciones reciben 2.500 dólares por evitar colisionar con los cetáceos y de paso disminuir la contaminación ambiental

31 August 2014

Been whale watching lately? Scientists want your snaps to tell migration story

Australian researchers want tourists to send in photos of flukes so they can track eastern humpback whale movements

27 August 2014