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Marine mammals

The freedivers who swim with whales

Whales are extremely shy animals, making it hard to study them in their natural habitat.

16 September 2014

Ancient sturgeon in China's Yangtze 'nearly extinct'

The Chinese sturgeon, thought to have existed for more than 140 million years, is now on the brink of extinction, according to local media.

15 September 2014

Nordostpazifik: Blauwal-Bestand erreicht historische Größe

Die Schutzmaßnahmen zeigen Wirkung: Der Bestand kalifornischer Blauwale im Nordpazifik hat sich erholt. Kollisionen mit Schiffen bleiben die größte Gefahr für die Tiere.

08 September 2014

California blue whales bounce back to near historic numbers

Researchers believe that California blue whales have recovered in numbers and the population has returned to sustainable levels.

05 September 2014

Puget Sound's endangered killer whales continue decline

Number of whales drops to 78, a figure not seen since 1985, with two deaths this year and no new calves since 2012

31 August 2014

Los barcos reducen su velocidad en California para salvar ballenas

Las embarcaciones reciben 2.500 dólares por evitar colisionar con los cetáceos y de paso disminuir la contaminación ambiental

31 August 2014

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