Marine mammals

Southern right whale recovery in doubt after being on brink of extinction

Species has increased in number but only to 12% of its original population and faces further threat from climate change

16 March 2016

Theorie zur Strandung: Pottwale schwammen Tintenfischen hinterher

Innerhalb weniger Wochen sind Dutzende Pottwale an der Nordseeküste gestrandet. Nun kommen Wissenschaftler der Ursache auf die Spur.

14 March 2016

Kadetrinne: Forscher bergen toten Zwergwal aus der Ostsee

Das Tier könnte auf der Suche nach Futter irrtümlich in die Ostsee gelangt sein: Vor Mecklenburg haben Experten einen toten Zwergwal geborgen - offenbar wurde ihm ein Schiff zum Verhängnis.

10 March 2016

Norfolk grey seal twin pups R2-D2 and C-3PO 'a world first'

Two seal pups, which were believed to be the first wild grey seal twins born in the UK, are the first to be recorded in the world, it has been confirmed

07 March 2016

Hong Kong’s white dolphin numbers down by 60 per cent in the last decade: WWF

Group of 100 experts submits recommendations to the government ahead of first ever Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

04 March 2016

Humpback whale found dead on Isle of Barra

A dead humpback whale has been found washed up on the Isle of Barra in the Western Isles.


02 March 2016

Fish poachers push Mexico's endangered porpoises to brink of extinction

China’s lucrative black market for fish parts is threatening the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal.

01 March 2016

Court upholds federal plan to protect vast polar bear habitat in Alaska

A federal government plan to protect a vast area of the US Arctic as habitat for polar bears has been upheld by an appeals court, overturning a previous victory by the state of

01 March 2016

No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer

Director of country’s biggest whaling company says his fleet will not be hunting this season because of problems exporting the meat to Japan

25 February 2016