Marine mammals

In Norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale

Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.

03 February 2017

Wal hatte 30 Plastiktüten im Magen

Ein Cuvier-Schnabelwal so weit im Norden - das war etwas Besonderes für Forscher in Norwegen. Doch als sie ein gestrandetes Tier untersuchten, machten sie eine unschöne Entdeckung.

02 February 2017

There are now just 30 vaquita left in the wild

The vaquita continues to earn its title as “the world’s most endangered cetacean species.”

02 February 2017

Delfin tötete wohl Schweinswale

In der Ostsee waren in den vergangenen Monaten immer wieder tote Schweinswale gefunden worden. Eine Obduktion hat nun ergeben: Wahrscheinlich hat ein Delfin mehrere Tiere getötet.

01 February 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: Saving the Harbour Porpoise in the Baltic Sea

From the early days of the Agreement, one population caused scientists, conservationists and governments special concern: the Baltic Harbour Porpoise.

The preamble to the Agreement text negotiated in the early 1990s already makes it clear: “Aware that the population of harbour porpoises of the Baltic Sea has drastically decreased,” and “Concerned about the status of small cetaceans in the Baltic and North Seas”. We have thus known for a long time that harbour porpoises in the Baltic Sea are in trouble. Twenty-five years later the problem is not solved yet. But we have come a long way. And the porpoises are still around!

27 January 2017

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population rises to 1,400

The population of Hawaiian monk seals - one of the world's most critically endangered marine mammals - has been increasing 3 per cent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials sai

24 January 2017

Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

They are of the order Odontoceti and, unlike the whales have numerous teeth (up to 260), which are all alike and grow only once.

22 January 2017