Marine mammals

Every politician's dream – the online tool that changes votes from 'no' to 'yes'

When users discovered a computer glitch on a Wlesh government consultation on allowing acallop dredging in a dolphic reserve, it wasn't the only thing wrong with this supposedly democratic process.

26 November 2015

An Experimental Success: Entanglement & Stranding Response Training in Oman

Bonn/Abu Dhabi, 19 November 2015 - In the Indian Ocean (including its adjacent seas and gulfs) the Convention on Migratory Species’

19 November 2015

Australian court fines Japanese whaling company $1m for 'intentional' breaches

Kyodo Senpaku has been found guilty in a case brought by Humane Society International – the first verdict of contempt of the environment act.

18 November 2015

Fishermen rescue humpback whale off Skye

A humpback whale has been freed from a buoy and rope that were attached to lobster pots.

BBC News

16 November 2015

Protecting the environment with sea turtle power

A tiny fishing village in Mexico used to be the center of the country's sea turtle slaughter industry. Now, it's become an ecotourism haven - thanks to a different kind of turtle power.

10 November 2015

First moving pictures of Omura's whales in the wild released

The first moving images of a mysterious whale species, with bodies as long as school buses, has been released by a team of international scientists

04 November 2015

ASCOBANS Parties Make Recommendations for Tackling Small Cetacean Bycatch in Europe

Bonn – On 30 October 2015, the Executive Secretary of ASCOBANS, on behalf of the Agreement’s ten Parties, transmitted to the European Commission the outcomes of a one-year process to develop a common position of ASCOBANS Parties relating to the requirements of legislation to address monitoring and mitigation of small cetacean bycatch.

02 November 2015

Dix baleines échouées sur la plage à Calais

Dix baleines se sont échouées sur la plage de Calais (Pas-de-Calais)
02 November 2015

Rescuers free humpback whale trapped in fishing line off California

Rescuers on Saturday managed to free a humpback whale that was entangled in hundreds of feet of fishing line, and it swam away southwards.

01 November 2015

Swimming with humpback whales to be trialled at WA's Ningaloo marine park

Trial a bid to increase ecotourism at famous marine park where up to 23,000 people swim with whale sharks each year.

01 November 2015