Marine mammals

Mass whale stranding in New Zealand kills 24 with more fatalities expected

Almost 200 pilot whales became stuck on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay, prompting nearly 100 volunteers to help refloat them

13 February 2015

CMS Secretariat Statement on the Taiji Drive Hunt

The Secretariat has received a number of messages from around the world expressing concern at the Taiji dolphin drive hunts.

12 February 2015

San Diego: Special polar bear collar helps scientists understand the endangered species

Tatqiq, a 14-year-old polar bear at the San Diego Zoo in California, is helping scientists gain knowledge of her endangered species by simply wearing a specialised collar.

10 February 2015

Kommunikation im Meer: Finnwale hören mit den Schädelknochen

Lärm stört die Kommunikation von Walen, fürchten Forscher. Wie tiefe Töne zum Gehör der Tiere vordringen, war bislang jedoch nur bei einigen Arten bekannt.

02 February 2015

Ageing whales: Scars reveal social secrets

Scientists studying one of the ocean's most mysterious whale species have found they form long-term alliances.


30 January 2015

La ballena más 'cantarina'

En el ranking musical de las ballenas, la bowhead (ballena boreal o de Groenlandia) ha arrebatado el puesto de la azul y la jorobada, que eran consideradas hasta ahora las que más cantaban

28 January 2015

Obama defiende a los osos polares frente a la búsqueda de petróleo

Desde el año 1980, una región de Alaska conocida como Área 1002 ha ocupado una parte desproporcionadamente grande del debate político de Estados Unidos.

27 January 2015

Lolita the killer whale closer to freedom with inclusion on endangered list

Decision could trigger a lawsuit by activists who want to fly the orca from Miami and prepare her for release into the wild.

25 January 2015

Huge Blue Whale Colony Discovered in Sri Lanka

There was a time when Blue whales were hunted almost to extinction. That changed in 1966 when protective laws were enacted to save the blues, the largest animal on earth.

18 January 2015

Erbgut-Analyse: Klimawandel treibt Eisbären nach Norden

Der Klimawandel zwingt Eisbären, immer weiter nach Norden auszuweichen. Genetische Untersuchungen zeigen, dass der Trend mit der jüngsten Eisschmelze begonnen hat.

17 January 2015