Marine mammals

Male dolphins offer gifts to attract females

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have captured a rare sexual display: evidence of male humpback dolphins presenting females with large marine sponges in an apparent effort to ma

21 November 2017

Fishing 'best argument for seagrass conservation'

The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide.

17 November 2017

Wenn Orcas Fischer jagen

Pottwale und Orcas nehmen Fischern systematisch ihren Fang weg. Abschreckmanöver laufen ins Leere - die Tiere lernen ständig neue Tricks.

17 November 2017

Stranded orca refloated in New Zealand

An orca has been refloated after it was stranded on a beach in Marlborough, New Zealand, for 24 hours.

17 November 2017

Calls for EU to strengthen measures protecting dolphins from fishing nets

"Many thousands" of dolphins, whales and porpoises are being killed in fishing nets as some European countries fail to implement rules to curb the problem, a report warns.

16 November 2017

A Big Change in How a Small Fish Is Protected Could Help Save Whales

The menhaden is a tiny fish key to the Atlantic Ocean ecosystem that has supported a thriving fishery since the 19th century.

13 November 2017

Seals, Birds and Humans Compete for Fish in the Baltic Sea

In Sweden and in other parts of Europe there are concerns that seals and birds compete with humans for fish resources.

13 November 2017

So viele Seehundwelpen wie noch nie

Der Seehund-Nachwuchs im Wattenmeer hat in diesem Jahr einen Rekordwert erreicht. Insgesamt stagniert die Zahl der Tiere jedoch.

09 November 2017