South Pacific

Patagonia’s blue whales besieged by hundreds of boats, study finds

lue whales feeding off Chile’s north Patagonia coast have to dodge hundreds of vessels daily, most of them serving the area’s salmon farms.

30 March 2021

Research finds microplastics in fish muscle tissue

Some of the first research into how microplastics are affecting New Zealand fish species has revealed that microplastic fragments can find their way through the gut lining and into muscle tissue, N

19 March 2021

Wisdom the albatross, the world's oldest known wild bird, has another chick at age 70

The remarkable bird has outlived mating partners, and even the biologist who first placed a band on her in 1956

05 March 2021

It might be the world's biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril

The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about a thi

07 December 2020

A Chilean archipelago rivaling the Galápagos fends off invasive species

Rich in both marine and terrestrial biodiversity, Juan Fernández Archipelago N

26 November 2020

'Jet fighter' godwit breaks world record for non-stop bird flight

Bar-tailed godwit flies more than 12,000km from Alaska to New Zealand in 11 da

13 Octubre 2020

El biólogo que descubrió un refugio de crianza de ballenas jorobadas en Perú

Hace once años, Aldo Pacheco se unió a un grupo de amigos para realizar una al

04 August 2020

Zum Schutz von Delfinen: Neuseeland verbietet Treibnetz-Fischerei

Um die bedrohten Maui- und Hector-Delfine besser zu schützen, entschied sich Neuseeland für ein Verbot, mot Treibnetzen zu fischen.  Ab Oktober tritt es in Kraft.

26 June 2020