Marine mammals

No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer

Director of country’s biggest whaling company says his fleet will not be hunting this season because of problems exporting the meat to Japan

25 February 2016

Conservation group hails success of its Nunavut bear patrol

By warding off polar bears with pyrotechnics instead of bullets, the World Wildlife Fund has claimed victory in improving relations between the people of Arviat, NU and their polar bear neighbours.

24 February 2016

New phase in Scottish polar bear breeding project

An attempt to breed polar bears in Scotland looks set to go ahead this year. Polar bear cubs were last born in the UK almost 25 years ago.

19 February 2016

Endangered dolphin dies after beachgoers pass it around for photos

Franciscana dolphin at Argentinian beach was one of fewer than 30,000 and is considered a threatened species

18 February 2016

Delfine vor Flensburg: Große Sprünge in der Ostsee

Experten sprechen von einer Sensation: In der Flensburger Förde schwimmen zwei Delfine. Sie leben schon länger in der Ostsee.

18 February 2016

Tracking technologies help to identify key marine areas for basking sharks

A range of satellite tag technologies has helped track movement behavior of this huge iconic fish species.

16 February 2016

Banned pollutant PCB threatens Europe's whales

Scientists are warning that a banned pollutant could wipe out Europe's killer whales and dolphins.

16 February 2016

Why sperm whales are washing up dead on British shores?

A mass stranding of sperm whales has puzzled scientists, with a total count of six now having washed up on British beaches, the biggest in the century since Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has b

15 February 2016

Feds reviewing endangered-species status for orcas

The southern resident orca population, which frequents the Salish Sea, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act in 2005.

11 February 2016