Marine mammals

UK Hotspots for Sharks, Dolphins and Whales "Need Legal Protection"

Basking sharks and Harbour porpoises among speciews at risk from boat tours and foishing, says Wildlife Trusts

04 November 2014

Environment Agency launches Dugong Education Campaign

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, in partnership with Total and Total Abu Al Bukhoosh (ABK), today launched the Dugong Education and Awareness campaign at Al Mamoura Auditorium, at EAD’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

27 October 2014

Nordsee: Vogelgrippe-Variante für Seehundsterben verantwortlich

Seit Anfang Oktober starben zahlreiche Seehunde auf deutschen Nordseeinseln. Nun steht die genaue Todesursache des Massensterbens fest: Eine Variante des Vogelgrippevirus.

24 October 2014

Nordsee: Grippeviren haben Seehundsterben ausgelöst

Binnen weniger Tage sind 350 Seehunde auf deutschen Nordseeinseln verendet. Nun steht die Ursache des Massensterbens fest: eine Virusinfektion.

20 October 2014

Seminar shines spotlight on conservation of dugongs

Qatar University (QU), in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG), recently hosted a two-day workshop at the QU Research Complex to discuss Qatar’s dugong population, their global status as well as current and future strategies for their conservation in the country.

19 October 2014

Wattenmeer: An der Nordsee sterben dutzende Seehunde

Jeden Tag werden neue Kadaver angeschwemmt: An der Nordsee sterben derzeit Dutzende Seehunde.

13 October 2014

21st Advisory Committee Meeting Tackles Bycatch, the No. 1 Threat for Small Cetaceans

Gothenburg/Bonn – The ASCOBANS Advisory Committee, a body set up to provide advice and information to Party States on the conservation and management of small cetaceans, convened its 21st meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 29 September to 1 October 2014. The day before, on 28 September, the North Sea Group – a steering group for the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise in the North Sea – held its 4th meeting.

08 October 2014

The freedivers who swim with whales

Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat.

16 September 2014