Marine mammals

Massensterben: 80 Wale stranden in Indien

Das hat es in der Region seit 43 Jahren nicht gegeben: 80 Wale sind im indischen Distrikt Thoothukudi gestrandet. Fischer versuchten stundenlang, die Tiere zu retten.

12 January 2016

Nord- und Ostsee: Forscher weisen Plastik in Speisefischen nach

In Nord- und Ostsee schwimmen unzählbar viele winzige Plastikteilchen. Einige landen im Magen von Meerestieren.

11 January 2016

China's craze for 'aquatic cocaine' is pushing two species into oblivion

Affluent Chinese are putting two Mexican species at risk due to demand for dried swim bladders. But will this year’s CITES meeting on the wildlife trade force a crackdown?

11 January 2016

Tierschutz-Bilanz 2015: Helfer retteten Hunderten Seehundbabys das Leben

In den deutschen Seehundstationen an der Nordsee haben Tierschützer 2015 fast 300 verwaiste Heuler aufgepäppelt.

11 January 2016

Blakeney seal pup drop is 'good news' for reserve

The number of seals born at England's largest colony has dropped for the first time after nine years of growth.

01 January 2016

Dead whale washes up on popular South African beach

Strand Beach, near Cape Town, was closed on Wednesday in case the body of a 14-metre-long whale that has washed up on the shore attracts sharks.

24 December 2015

Huge humpback whale is freed from rope by Norwegian coastguard – video

The Royal Norwegian coastguard rescue a humpback whale trapped in a large rope at sea, west of Tromso.

10 December 2015

Nepal’s endangered river dolphins return

The first study in two decades of the Ganges river dolphins in Nepal estimates that the numbers of the endangered species have increased to about 50 individuals.

09 December 2015