Marine mammals

Kenya: UN Applauds Kenya's Role in Joint Anti-Ivory Smuggling Operation

Some conservationists could neither believe their ears nor eyes when news from Geneva, Switzerland, started trickling in at the weekend that Kenya's law enforcement against wildlife crime had won r

14 July 2014

Premiere: Erstmals zwei Buckelwale gleichzeitig in der Ostsee gesichtet

Buckelwale werden in der Ostsee selten gesichtet. Nun gab es eine Premiere: Vor Flensburg entdeckte die Besatzung eines Zollschiffs erstmals gleichzeitig zwei der Tiere.

08 July 2014

Walschutz: Tempolimit für Great Barrier Reef gefordert

Tierschützer fordern eine Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkung für Frachtschiffe, die das Great Barrier Reef vor Australien durchqueren.

04 July 2014

Whales as ecosystem engineers

Huge blue whales plunge to 500 feet or deeper and feed on tiny krill. Then they return to the surface—and poop.

03 July 2014

Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins at risk of ‘localised extinction’

First detailed research into populations of two species shows human activities could isolate groups of dolphins and limit genetic diversity.

02 July 2014

Alaska Humpback Whales Are Making A Comeback

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S.

26 June 2014

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

BBC News

18 June 2014

Pourquoi les baleines s'échouent-elles sur les côtes ?

Chaque année, des dizaines de cétacés s'échouent sur les rivages.

06 June 2014

En Méditerranée, des navires équipés pour éviter les baleines

Sur les quarante dernières années, les scientifiques estiment qu'environ soixante-dix cétacés sont morts à la suite d'une collision avec un navire dans la Méditerranée.

30 May 2014

Humpback whale strandings in WA: malnutrition a major factor, vets say

An unprecedented number of mostly young whales have become stranded on the West Australian coast since 2008

28 May 2014