Marine mammals

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017

Polar bears paying price for increased sea ice movement

Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.

20 June 2017

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

Whale entanglements are rising, leading to concerns that current regulations are inadequate.

19 June 2017

Inflatable whales used to train marine rescue volunteers (video)

Volunteer rescuers have been using inflatable whales and seals to simulate saving stranded marine life.

18 June 2017

Plastic polluted Arctic islands are dumping ground for Gulf stream

Beaches in the remote Arctic islands were found to be more polluted than European ones due to plastic carried from much further south

16 June 2017

Fischer fangen Schweinswal mit zwei Köpfen

Ein Körper, zwei Köpfe: Es war ein bizarrer Fang, den niederländische Fischer kürzlich aus dem Wasser zogen.

15 June 2017

Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Fishers off the coast of the Netherlands got quite a shock when they caught what has now been confirmed as the first case of conjoined twin harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena).

14 June 2017

Island joins international agreement on whales and dolphins

An international agreement on whale, dolphin and porpoise conservation has been extended to the Isle of Man.

14 June 2017

Auf 100 Metern 389 Mal Müll

An den Stränden von Nord- und Ostsee liegen laut einer neuen Auswertung große Mengen Abfall, zumeist kleine Plastikteilchen. Woher kommt der ganze Müll?

09 June 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio secures Mexican President's support in saving endangered vaquita porpoise

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio won increased commitment from the Mexican government to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, a marine mammal that could become extinct in a year’

08 June 2017