Marine mammals

Whales as ecosystem engineers

Huge blue whales plunge to 500 feet or deeper and feed on tiny krill. Then they return to the surface—and poop.

03 July 2014

Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins at risk of ‘localised extinction’

First detailed research into populations of two species shows human activities could isolate groups of dolphins and limit genetic diversity.

02 July 2014

Alaska Humpback Whales Are Making A Comeback

JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska's humpback whales swam a little closer on Wednesday to losing their status as an endangered species after being federally protected for more than 40 years, a U.S.

26 June 2014

Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

BBC News

18 June 2014

Pourquoi les baleines s'échouent-elles sur les côtes ?

Chaque année, des dizaines de cétacés s'échouent sur les rivages.

06 June 2014

En Méditerranée, des navires équipés pour éviter les baleines

Sur les quarante dernières années, les scientifiques estiment qu'environ soixante-dix cétacés sont morts à la suite d'une collision avec un navire dans la Méditerranée.

30 May 2014

Humpback whale strandings in WA: malnutrition a major factor, vets say

An unprecedented number of mostly young whales have become stranded on the West Australian coast since 2008

28 May 2014

Meeresforschung: Schall-Kanonen lassen Wale verstummen

Je lauter die Umgebung ist, desto stiller werden Schweinswale. Lärm scheint die Meeressäuger von der Kommunikation und der Nahrungssuche abzuhalten.

22 May 2014

Humpback whale subspecies revealed by genetic study

A new genetic study has revealed that populations of humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previousl

20 May 2014

Schleppnetz-Fischerei zerstört Leben am Meeresboden

Grundschleppnetze versprechen Fischern reiche Beute - doch die Methode steht wegen schwerer Umweltschäden seit langem in der Kritik.

20 May 2014