Marine mammals

Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Scientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats.

07 December 2017

North Atlantic’s greatest survivors are hunted once more

After decades of recovery, right whales are now under threat from industrial fishing

25 November 2017

Près de 200 ours polaires massés sur une île à cause du réchauffement

En raison de la fonte des glaces, ces mammifères passent de plus en plus de temps sur la terre ferme et une forte concurrence pour la nourriture s'établit entre eux.

23 November 2017

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to ma

21 November 2017

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide.

17 November 2017

Wenn Orcas Fischer jagen

Pottwale und Orcas nehmen Fischern systematisch ihren Fang weg. Abschreckmanöver laufen ins Leere - die Tiere lernen ständig neue Tricks.

17 November 2017

Stranded orca refloated in New Zealand

An orca has been refloated after it was stranded on a beach in Marlborough, New Zealand, for 24 hours.

17 November 2017

Calls for EU to strengthen measures protecting dolphins from fishing nets

"Many thousands" of dolphins, whales and porpoises are being killed in fishing nets as some European countries fail to implement rules to curb the problem, a report warns.

16 November 2017