Marine mammals

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

US exceptions to ivory prohibition allow some musical instruments and art

Regulatory agency permits 'common-sense adjustments' for art items that can be proven to predate 1976 elephant protection.

15 May 2014

Scientists uncover new marine mammal genus, represented by single endangered species

This is the stry of three seals: the Caribbean, the Hawaiian and the Mediterranean Monk Seals.  Once numbering in the hundreds of thousands, tehCribean Monk Seal was a hugely abundant marine mammal

14 May 2014