Marine mammals

The vaquita could go extinct this year as totoaba poaching continues to increase

China’s demand for swim bladders from a giant Mexican fish called the totoaba is putting the species at risk.

13 April 2016

Más muertes y afecciones de pulmón en bebés delfín por el petróleo de BP

La mayoría de los fetos y de los delfines recién nacidos que quedaron varados en las áreas afectadas por el vertido de petróleo que comenzó el 20 de abril de 2010 en el Golfo de México presentaban

12 April 2016

Polar bears losing weight as Arctic sea ice melts, Canadian study finds

Between 1984 and 2009 the weight of female bears in Ontario fell by over 10% while climate change meant they had 30 fewer days a year to hunt seal on ice

05 April 2016

Famous 70s killer whale found to be living in Scotland

Scientists studying Scotland's resident population of killer whales have identified an individual animal which hit the headlines in the 1970s.

01 April 2016

Endangered whales in Washington's Puget Sound to get individual records

The records will include data on behavior, reproductive success, and skin diseases and will be used to monitor individual health as well as overall trends

30 March 2016

Whales are starving – their stomachs full of our plastic waste

Thirteen sperm whales stranded on the German coast had ingested huge amounts of plastic. They are symbolic of our shocking disregard for marine life

30 March 2016

Deafening Atlantic oil prospecting to go ahead despite threat to marine life

The Obama administration is to allow surveying of the seabed using seismic airguns that have been likened to a ‘grenade blast’ for whales and other creatures

30 March 2016

Dauphins échoués : la pêche industrielle en ligne de mire

C’est un phénomène régulier depuis les années 1980. L’échouage des dauphins sur les côtes françaises, qui avait diminué au cours des deux derniers hivers, repart à la hausse.

25 March 2016

Artenschutz: Bundesregierung will Fischfang in Teilen der Nordsee verbieten

Zum Schutz von Seevögeln, Fischen und Schweinswalen will die Bundesregierung in vier Gebieten in der Nordsee strenge Fischfangregeln erlassen.

23 March 2016

Hal Whitehead Wins Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award

At the recent European Cetacean Society Annual Meeting in Madeira, Portugal, the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award was presented to Professor Hal Whitehead of Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

22 March 2016