Marine mammals

Seagrass meadows—critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the Johor islands

Scientists at University of Malaya, Malaysia, have found that the seagrass meadows in Johor harbor three times more juvenile fish than coral reefs.

11 July 2017

Seven right whales found dead in 'devastating' blow to endangered animal

Carcasses found off Canada in recent weeks in what may be biggest single die-off of one of world’s most endangered whale species, expert says

08 July 2017

Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Mexico's government says it plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world's most endangered marine species, the vaquita porpoise.

01 July 2017

Robbe bekommt Nachwuchs mitten am Touristenstrand

Auf Hawaii hat eine Robbe einer seltenen Art ihr Junges geboren - mitten am belebten Strand von Waikiki. Zahlreiche Touristen bestaunen Robbenmama "Rocky" und ihr Baby.

30 June 2017

Endangered Hawaiian monk seal gives birth on Waikiki beach

This Thursday, June 29, 2017 photo shows a Hawaiian monk seal and her newborn pup on a Waikiki beach in Honolulu.

29 June 2017

On the March: As Polar Bears Retreat, Grizzlies Take New Territory

For all the publicity over discoveries of “pizzly” bear hybrids, new research suggests polar bears’ genetic purity isn’t threatened by crossbreeding with grizzlies.

28 June 2017

Dugongs starve as climate change destroys their food supply

In Queensland, Australia, dugong populations are crashing as extreme weather events combined with increased river sediments from human activities are depleting the seagrasses they live on.

28 June 2017

Whale body size warning for species collapses

The shrinking size of whales over the 20th Century could help scientists detect when wildlife populations are in trouble, a study suggests.

22 June 2017

Plastic bags found inside whale after stranding on Skye

Scientists recovered four kilos of plastic bags from the stomach of a whale found stranded on Skye.


21 June 2017

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017