Marine mammals

Endangered Fur Seals Dying on California Coast

Eighty fur seals have been found stranded or dead on California's coast so far this year, eight times more than normal, scientists said.

30 September 2015

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Seltene Walart in der Ostsee entdeckt

Ein Wal war am Freitag in der Wismarer Bucht gestrandet, Angler halfen ihm zurück ins Wasser. Jetzt stellt sich heraus: Das Tier ist ein seltener Sowerby-Zweizahnwal.

30 September 2015

US Navy limits 'whale-harming' sonar in Pacific

The US Navy has agreed to limit its use of sonar that may inadvertently harm whales and dolphins in waters near Hawaii and California.

14 September 2015

Whales to gain 'long-sought protections' as navy limits sonar use, activists say

Court orders settlement after Earthjustice, Greenpeace and other organizations take legal action amid concern over the impact of military training activities

14 September 2015

Looking a sperm whale in the eye

Philip Hoare: "I’d always been scared of these great creatures but while filming in the Azores, I jumped into the ocean amid a pod of whales – and met another sentient being."

11 September 2015

Marine life needs protection from noise pollution

Conservationists call for international regulations to limit noise from shipping and seismic surveys.

11 September 2015

Whale calf found dead after colliding with tugboat in Queensland coal port

Queensland parks and wildlife officers say the state of the humpback calf’s carcass means the cause of death will be difficult to determine

09 September 2015

Los cachalotes aprenden el dialecto de su clan

El animal con el mayor cerebro del mundo forma estructuras sociales complejas y de múltiples niveles

08 September 2015

Blue whale tangled in line prompts search along southern California coast

Eighty-foot long animal seen towing 200ft line with buoy attached - Boats, planes and helicopters involved as experts fear animal could die

06 September 2015