Marine mammals

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

Japanese zoo association suspended by world body over Taiji dolphin hunts

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums takes action against Japanese member representing aquariums that take dolphins from Taiji hunt

23 April 2015

Protecting dugongs - just what is the scale of the threat to the sea cow?

An international project to protect dugongs - and the vital seagrass environment they need to survive - is being rolled out in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

22 April 2015

Save the whales? Why the humpback doesn't need protecting anymore

After 45 protected years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is recommending that 10 of 14 species of humpback whales be removed from the US endangered list.

21 April 2015

Project to protect seagrass, dugongs

EFFORTS to conserve seagrass and dugong in the country received a funding boost of US$5.88 million (more $40 million) from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

 

19 April 2015

Sperm whales target fishing boats for an easy meal

Scientists are puzzling over how to stop sperm whales stealing Alaskan fishermen's catch

18 April 2015

Scientists film sperm whale 'doing laps' of underwater camera

A sperm whale surprised scientists carrying out research in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.

BBC

18 April 2015

Dolphin sightings off the Hebrides leapt over last decade, research shows

Warmer waters around the Scottish islands may be attracting the increased numbers of the common dolphins, say experts

15 April 2015