Marine mammals

Life in Polar Bear Town with Gordon Buchanan review – a film as bleak as it is enlightening

In Churchill, Manitoba, there are times when the polar bears outnumber the people. It’s an uneasy mix full of contradictions that Buchanan gamely tries to unpick

02 January 2017

Mexico bid to save world's smallest vaquita porpoise

Mexican authorities and scientists are trying to save the world's smallest porpoise by capturing illegal "ghost" fishing nets.

16 December 2016

Scientists studying dolphins find Bay of Bengal a realm of evolutionary change

Genetic research on Indo-Pacific bottlenose, humpback dolphins finds animals distinct from neighboring populations.

15 December 2016

Scientists Studying Dolphins in Bangladesh Find the Bay of Bengal a Realm of Evolutionary Change

Genetic research on Indo-Pacific bottlenose and humpback dolphins finds animals distinct from neighboring populations.

14 December 2016

How 'Flipper' is helping teach dolphin rescue in Oman

Monthly workshops teaching people how to save stranded dolphins are being run by the government in Oman.


09 December 2016

La solidaridad que puede matar a ballenas y delfines

Es conocido por los balleneros y otros pescadores especializados que los cetáceos son presa fácil para ellos. Cuando hieres a uno, suelen aparecer varios aunque pongan en peligro sus vidas.

03 December 2016

Swallowing swimming pools: New sensory tags capture kinetics of lunge-feeding whales

Scientists are using innovative tags featuring video recording and 3D accelerometry to understand how large whales feed.

02 December 2016

As Australian shipping grows, how can we avoid collisions with marine animals?

The numbers of growth in recreational boating and cruise shipping risk putting people on a collision course – literally – with whales, turtles and other marine life.

01 December 2016