Marine mammals

Opinion: Europe's Wadden Sea seals on the 'up'

28 October 2015 - Seals in the Wadden Sea area of the North Sea were once in danger of dying out. Now they are thriving.

28 October 2015

Europe's Wadden Sea seals on the 'up'

Seals in the Wadden Sea area of the North Sea were once in danger of dying out. Now they are thriving.

28 October 2015

Puget Sound orcas welcome sixth baby born to endangered pods this year

Newborn known as J53 seen swimming with ‘Princess Angeline’. ‘Class of 2015’ brings population of threatened killer whales to 82.

25 October 2015

First field observations of elusive Omura's whales

"This is the first definitive evidence and detailed descriptions of Omura's whales in the wild," said lead researcher Salvatore Cerchio.

22 October 2015

Australia considers legal action as Japan snubs Antarctic whaling ban

Environment minister Greg Hunt says he hopes Japan does not undertake ‘so-called scientific whaling’ in the Southern Ocean this summer.

20 October 2015

Dead whale washes up on Kent beach

Experts believe 36ft carcass found at Foreness Point is a minke whale.

The Guardian

14 October 2015

California bans captive breeding of SeaWorld killer whales

California Coastal Commission approves a $100 million expansion of tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego, but attaches ban on breedin.

09 October 2015

Encounter With World’s Rarest Ocean Mammal Thrills Scientists

Fewer than 100 vaquitas—an elusive porpoise found only in the Sea of Cortez—are left on Earth.

07 October 2015