Marine mammals

Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

Urgent plea issued for locals to drop work and school commitments and head to the remote beach to save surviving whales.

10 February 2017

Charente-Maritime : 85 dauphins échoués en quatre jours

Depuis jeudi, 85 carcasses de dauphins ont été découvertes sur les plages de Vendée et de Charente-Maritime.

08 February 2017

La vaquita marina está a punto de la extinción

El Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita Marina alertó que de los 60 cetáceos que había el año pasado ahora sólo quedan 30.

07 February 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: Disentangling the Bycatch Problem

A recent report on the health of the ocean found that worldwide the marine vertebrate population declined by 49 per cent between 1970 and 2012 (see WWF/ZSL Living Blue Planet Report 2015). Globally, an estimated 300,000 small whales, dolphins and porpoises die each year from entanglement in fishing gear. Also in Europe, incidental catch is seen as the greatest threat to small cetaceans. However, the situation is much more complex than one might think.

07 February 2017

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