Marine mammals

Sunburned dolphin spotted in Moray Firth

A bottlenose dolphin that was sunburned while stranded out of water on mudflats for 24 hours in May appears to be recovering from its injuries.

22 July 2016

Mexico bans night fishing, gillnets to protect vaquita porpoise

Mexican authorities are banning night fishing and gill nets in an area inhabited by the endangered vaquita marina porpoise in the upper Gulf of California.

20 July 2016

Dead whale towed off California beach and back to sea after big stink

Authorities used boats and ropes attached to tail to pull the humpback far out into the water before Fourth of July weekend crowds began arriving.

02 July 2016

Dead dugong raises concerns over fishing practices in Great Barrier Reef

Lacerations and scratches on animal found north of Townsville suggest entanglement with fishing net or line, say researchers

01 July 2016

Rescuers attempt to untangle blue whale trapped in crab nets off California

Alarm raised after animal was spotted raising its head out of the water off the coast of Orange county

28 June 2016

New York's whales to be studied for the first time

Scientists hope new information will help protect the little-understood whale population that feeds and travels through the city’s waters

28 June 2016

Ostsee: Die lange Suche nach den Geisternetzen

Abertausende verlorene Fischernetze treiben in den Ozeanen, sie bedrohen Lebewesen.

22 June 2016

Eight pilot whales dead in mass stranding in Indonesia

Hundreds of fishermen and officials rescued 24 of the whales after their pod swam ashore in Probolinggo, East Java

The Guardian

16 June 2016

Meeressäuger: Elf tote Kegelrobben an der Ostseeküste entdeckt

Innerhalb von zwei Monaten wurden an der deutschen Ostseeküste elf tote Kegelrobben gefunden. Woran die Tiere gestorben sind, ist unklar.

14 June 2016