Marine mammals

Chinese appetite for totoaba fish bladder may kill off rare vaquita

Only 30 vaquita are left in Gulf of Mexico as pirate fishermen net them when fishing for highly valued totoaba maws

16 May 2017

Race is on to rid UK waters of PCBs after toxic pollutants found in killer whale

Scientists say more must be done to eliminate the chemicals, which have a devastating impact on marine life and can end up in the food chain

14 May 2017

Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea

Gemini windpark off the coast of the Netherlands will eventually meet the energy needs of about 1.5 million people, according to its owners

09 May 2017

CMS’s Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma Wins Mandy McMath Award

At the recent annual conference of the European Cetacean Society in Middelfart, Denmark, CMS staff member Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma was honoured by being presented with the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award. The ECS Award, named after passionate Welsh conservationist Mandy McMath who passed away in 2012, is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and/or to conservation in practice.

09 May 2017

France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales, in a move hailed by campaigners as a major victory.

07 May 2017

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas

Delfine und Schwertwale dürfen in Frankreich künftig nicht mehr in Gefangenschaft leben. Kurz vor der Präsidentschaftswahl lancierte Umweltministerin Ségolène Royal das überraschende Gesetz.

07 May 2017

Zoo-Delfine gesünder als wilde Artgenossen

Es scheint paradox - aber das Immunsystem wild lebender Delfine an der US-Atlantikküste ist laut einer Studie deutlich gestresster als das von Artgenossen in Gefangenschaft.

04 May 2017

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists

Urbanisation of marine environment impacts on seal hearing and is comparable to noise pollution of inner cities

02 May 2017