Marine mammals

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal population rises to 1,400

The population of Hawaiian monk seals - one of the world's most critically endangered marine mammals - has been increasing 3 per cent a year for the past three years, federal wildlife officials sai

24 January 2017

Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

They are of the order Odontoceti and, unlike the whales have numerous teeth (up to 260), which are all alike and grow only once.

22 January 2017

Encuentran más de 80 delfines muertos en las costas de Florida

El Parque Nacional de Everglades (Florida) ha informado de que más de 80 delfines han aparecido muertos en sus costas este fin de semana.

18 January 2017

Myanmar's 'smiling' Irrawaddy dolphins on brink of extinction

It's the latest casualty of a battle against pollution and electrofishing that may see the species disappear in Myanmar.

17 January 2017

Mutter-Tochter-Stress im Orca-Reich

Schwertwal-Weibchen werden uralt, können aber den Großteil ihres Lebens keinen Nachwuchs bekommen. Warum nicht? Forscher haben nun eine Antwort gefunden.

13 January 2017

Orcas reveal the origin of menopause

A study of killer whales has helped British researchers to solve an evolutionary mystery - why killer whales and humans are two of three species that go through menopause.

12 January 2017

Tilikum and Granny are dead. Here’s why you should care about these killer whales

The documentary Blackfish challenged attitudes to our treatment of orcas, but these deaths should warn against complacency.

09 January 2017