Marine mammals

Seaweed: marine life coming ashore

Industry has long harvested some of the 700 seaweed species in British waters, but are large-scale algae farms on the horizon?

23 November 2016

Distinctive sperm whale cultures reveal dramatic population shifts in the Galápagos

Subtle dialect differences among sperm whales show that groups from thousands of kilometers away have moved into the former habitat of clans that left the Galápagos in the 1990s.

23 November 2016

6th Meeting of Parties to ACCOBAMS Meets 20 Years on from Agreement’s Signature

The sixth session of the Meeting of the Parties to ACCOBAMS – the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area – is being held in Monaco from 22 to 25 November. This is the third time that the MOP will have been hosted by the Principality of Monaco, which also serves as the Agreement’s depositary and provides the offices of the Secretariat.

23 November 2016

Humpback whales learn habitat loyalty from their mothers, Alaskan study shows

Alaskan humpback whales pass on loyalty to their feeding grounds through maternal lineages, highlighting the importance of protecting habitats for the recovering species.

22 November 2016

Yesterday evening, the Great Barrier Reef mated

Once a year, all the corals on Australia's legendary reef get together to reproduce.

22 November 2016

Arctic haven for belugas becomes Canada’s newest protected area

A rich breeding ground for marine mammals, Arctic char and other aquatic species that are vital to Inuvialuit people living along the Beaufort Sea has been named Canada’s newest marine protected ar

16 November 2016

Big oil v orcas: Canadians fight pipeline that threatens killer whales on the brink

Conservationists say the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion project poses the greatest risk yet to a killer whale population on the edge of extinction.

16 November 2016

Why It’s So Hard To Save An Endangered Species

The struggle to protect the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal, illustrates the complexities of conservation.

11 November 2016

CMS and OceanCare Sign Partnership Agreement

CMS and OceanCare signed a Partnership Agreement today to formalize their cooperation to better conserve aquatic and marine migratory species. CMS Executive Secretary, Bradnee Chambers, and OceanCare President, Sigrid Lüber, signed the agreement in the margins of the 45th Meeting of the CMS Standing Committee taking place from 9 to 10 November in Bonn, Germany.

10 November 2016