Marine mammals

Been whale watching lately? Scientists want your snaps to tell migration story

Australian researchers want tourists to send in photos of flukes so they can track eastern humpback whale movements

27 August 2014

Ecotourism rise hits whales

Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly be putting the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.

26 August 2014

Canarias se compromete con sus ballenas en la 'fiesta de los océanos'

El municipio tinerfeño de Arona es consciente desde hace años de que sus aguas son un santuario de especies marinas, sobre todo de cetáceos.

15 August 2014

Quito summit is our chance to protect the polar bear by all means

This iconic species should be listed under the Convention on Migratory Species and specific protection measures agreed

12 August 2014

Cleaner New York waters see surge in whale and shark numbers

Humpback whales and great white sharks are surging in numbers in the waters around New York City this summer, in a wildlife bonanza that is delighting naturalists, environmentalists and fishermen –

10 August 2014

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