Marine mammals

Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic

With so few people, you'd expect the Arctic to be a plastic pollution-free zone, but new research suggests that's far from the truth.
21 April 2017

When in the Amazon, Please Do Not Punch the Dolphins

The “encontro das águas” (meeting of waters) between the dark Negro River and the light-brown Solimões River is impressive.

20 April 2017

Nature reserves save finless porpoises

FOUR finless porpoises from Poyang Lake in east China have been relocated to waters in a nature reserve in Hubei Province.

12 April 2017

For whales, Southern California soundscape is a mixed bag

"This analysis framework will help guide our on-going effort to protect whales from direct and indirect interactions with ships," said Chris Mobley, superintendent of the Channel Islands National M

11 April 2017

Tonga remains a sanctuary for whales

All Tongan waters are declared a sanctuary for whales,” Tonga's Acting Prime Minister, Hon Siaosi Sovaleni said at the opening of an international "Whales in a Changing Ocean" conference today in N

04 April 2017

Marine protected areas suffer from lack of funds, staff

Lack of staffing and budget resources risks having many under-resourced, poorly-performing marine protected areas, a new study concludes.

22 March 2017

Sea otters ahead of dolphins in using tools

Sea otters may have been using stone tools for thousands or even millions of years, according to scientists. 


22 March 2017

A Silver Lining for Whales & Dolphins

Whales, dolphins and porpoises are among the most fascinating and iconic creatures on our planet.

20 March 2017

Les pêcheries néo-zéalandaises condamnent le dauphin de Maui

Il ne reste plus qu'une soixantaine de dauphins de Maui aujourd'hui, contre 2000 en 1970. Si rien n'est fait d'ici cinq ans, il sera trop tard pour les sauver.

17 March 2017