Marine mammals

MObI – Marine Mammal Survey App for SmartPhones now available!

“MObI – Marine Mammal Observers of Oceania by Internet” is a new smartphone application now available to help users distinguish marine mammals at any time in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

24 July 2014

New money for dugongs could make a big difference says expert

The Pacific may be about to benefit from new funding from the Global Environment Facility.

24 July 2014

Whales under threat as US approves seismic oil prospecting in Atlantic

The Obama administration is reopening the eastern seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic surveys using sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocea

19 July 2014

Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years.

17 July 2014

Erstes Foto: Buckelwal lebt offenbar schon länger in der Ostsee

Das Bild wirkt, als ob es vor der Küste Kaliforniens aufgenommen wurde - doch es stammt von der deutschen Ostseeküste. Bereits am 7.

15 July 2014

Kenya: UN Applauds Kenya's Role in Joint Anti-Ivory Smuggling Operation

Some conservationists could neither believe their ears nor eyes when news from Geneva, Switzerland, started trickling in at the weekend that Kenya's law enforcement against wildlife crime had won r

14 July 2014

Premiere: Erstmals zwei Buckelwale gleichzeitig in der Ostsee gesichtet

Buckelwale werden in der Ostsee selten gesichtet. Nun gab es eine Premiere: Vor Flensburg entdeckte die Besatzung eines Zollschiffs erstmals gleichzeitig zwei der Tiere.

08 July 2014

Walschutz: Tempolimit für Great Barrier Reef gefordert

Tierschützer fordern eine Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkung für Frachtschiffe, die das Great Barrier Reef vor Australien durchqueren.

04 July 2014

Whales as ecosystem engineers

Huge blue whales plunge to 500 feet or deeper and feed on tiny krill. Then they return to the surface—and poop.

03 July 2014

Australian snubfin and humpback dolphins at risk of ‘localised extinction’

First detailed research into populations of two species shows human activities could isolate groups of dolphins and limit genetic diversity.

02 July 2014