Large ships are being asked to slow down this summer and fall while traversing an area of critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident orca community. The Port of Vancouver’s initiative known as “Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation,” or the ECHO Program, is dedicated to mitigating threats to endangered whales from shipping
It has emerged that UK Government Environment Secretary, Michael Gove will visit countries including the Faroes and Iceland this week to discuss potential fisheries deals, causing WDC and others groups to call for him to use the visits to pressure both nations to end their annual slaughter of whales.
Japan’s new ‘scientific’ whale hunting programme (known as NEWREP-NP) in the North Pacific has been formally criticized, once again, by the European Union (EU) in a letter to the governments that form the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the international body that regulates whale hunting.
It wasn't just the arrival of the Tour de France that has been turning heads in Paris this week.
Down on a bank of the River Seine, a 50ft dead sperm whale appeared to be lying on the pavement while 'investigators' examined its remains and spoke to the press.
Whale poo and its contribution to marine productivity and climate change mitigation will be part of the agenda of the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology, which opened July 23 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Scientists will consider how a range of eco-friendly services provided by whales could underpin conservation decisions made by large organisastions that determine the future of the planet.
Plans for a huge redevelopment project in China have been criticised by environmental groups worried about the future of the Chinese white dolphin.
Chinese theme park giant, Chimelong Group had unveiled plans to spend nearly $800 milion expanding its International Ocean Tourist Resort in Zhuhai, a city in southern China’s Guangdong province that borders Macau.
The last orca to be born in captivity at SeaWorld has died after being treated in an animal hospital for signs of pneumonia, the marine park has announced.
Good news from China where a rough-toothed dolphin that was found stranded in May has been successfully released back into the wild in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province.
Researchers looking into ways of preventing life-threatening drops in blood pressure in humans that have suffered severe blood loss have come up with a successful method that takes its inspiration from dolphins.
Some marine mammals like seals and dolphins are said to possess what is sometimes referred to as a ‘diving reflex’, a physiological function which is thought to partially activate when the face or head is immersed in cold water. Some bodily functions then temporarily change to conserve oxygen, allowing these mammals to remain underwater for long periods of time.