Marine mammals

New Whale Species Identified?

A unique whale song is recorded in Antarctica, perhaps from a new species


14 April 2015

Gray Whale Breaks Mammal Migration Record

The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.

14 April 2015

Sensation: Buckelwale haben in Ostsee überwintert

Kratzer am Rücken haben es bewiesen: Zwei Buckelwale haben in der kalten Ostsee überwintert - Forscher sprechen von einer Sensation.

08 April 2015

Ungewöhnliche Paarung: Wenn der Eisbär mit dem Grizzly...

Seit einigen Jahren beobachten Biologen ein interessantes Phänomen in der Arktis: Eisbären paaren sich mit Grizzlybären.

03 April 2015

Polar bears face starvation as unlikely to adapt to a land-based diet, says report

New research casts doubt on the theory that polar bears could survive habitat loss as sea ice declines by foraging for food on land

01 April 2015

Porpoises, whales and dolphins use 'sound searchlights'

Researchers in Denmark have revealed how porpoises finely adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.


30 March 2015

Pilot whales stranded along coast of Western Australia – video

Rescuers battle to save 20 pilot whales stranded on rocks in Western Australia's Bunbury Harbour, south of Perth.

24 March 2015

Protect and Prosper: The Wadden Sea at the ITB Convention

For the first time this year, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was represented at the world’s largest tourism convention, Berlin’s  ITB, from 4-8 March 2015. Why a tourism fair?

10 March 2015