Marine mammals

Polar bears face starvation as unlikely to adapt to a land-based diet, says report

New research casts doubt on the theory that polar bears could survive habitat loss as sea ice declines by foraging for food on land

01 April 2015

Porpoises, whales and dolphins use 'sound searchlights'

Researchers in Denmark have revealed how porpoises finely adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt.


30 March 2015

Pilot whales stranded along coast of Western Australia – video

Rescuers battle to save 20 pilot whales stranded on rocks in Western Australia's Bunbury Harbour, south of Perth.

24 March 2015

Protect and Prosper: The Wadden Sea at the ITB Convention

For the first time this year, the Wadden Sea World Heritage was represented at the world’s largest tourism convention, Berlin’s  ITB, from 4-8 March 2015. Why a tourism fair?

10 March 2015

Alte Orca-Weibchen: Wer Hunger hat, fragt Oma

Schwertwal-Weibchen können 90 Jahre alt werden, pflanzen sich den Großteil ihres Lebens aber nicht fort. Doch bis ins hohe Alter haben sie große Bedeutung.

06 March 2015

Good pod! Iceland opens Europe's biggest whale museum

Whales of Iceland is a permanent exhibition in Reykjavik’s harbour area, featuring life-size models of the 23 species found around the country’s coast

05 March 2015