Marine mammals

Toxic chemicals found in beached whales in Fife

A pod of whales stranded in Fife had high concentrations of toxic chemicals, some of which had reached the mammals' brains, scientists have found.

11 February 2016

Nordsee: Toter Schwertwal am Strand von Sylt gefunden

Seltener Fund an der Küste der Nordseeinsel Sylt: Am Strand wurde ein toter Orca geborgen, ein Schwertwal.

08 February 2016

Dos ballenas azules a vista de pájaro

Su labor es patrullar el mar en busca de cazadores furtivos y eso es lo que estaban haciendo el pasado enero cuando se toparon con unos compañeros de viaje inesperados: dos ballenas azules nadando

05 February 2016

Body of whale that died on Norfolk beach to be tested

Investigators will take samples from sperm whale in attempt to explain spate of strandings off east coast of UK

05 February 2016

Whale washes up and dies on Norfolk beach in sixth UK stranding in weeks

Experts say the huge mammal stranded on Hunstanton beach died, despite the tide refloating it

04 February 2016

Nordsee: Briten wollen gestrandeten Pottwal retten

Es werden immer mehr: Auch an der britischen Küste ist erneut ein Wal gestrandet - noch lebt das Tier.

04 February 2016

Schleswig-Holstein: Helfer starten Bergung der Pottwale aus dem Watt

Vor der Küste Dithmarschens hat der Abtransport verendeter Wale begonnen. Bagger schleppen die acht gestrandeten Meeressäuger vom Watt.

03 February 2016

Ships' noise is serious problem for killer whales and dolphins, report finds

Low-frequency noise is known to affect baleen whales but high-frequency din from vessels is harming endangered orcas’ ability to communicate and find prey

02 February 2016

Nordsee: Erneut acht Pottwale vor Dithmarschen gestrandet

Wenige Wochen nach dem Fund mehrerer toter Pottwale stranden in der Nordsee wieder tonnenschwere Meeressäuger.

01 February 2016

Feds expand protected habitat for right whales along East Coast

"We’re making significant progress in reversing the population decline of the species," said Eileen Sobeck, assistant NOAA administrator.

27 January 2016