Manatee rescued off Cape Cod swims to another unusual spot

2016-12-07 21:39

A pregnant manatee rescued off Massachusetts' Cape Cod and released from Florida is now in another unusual place - the Bahamas.

Scientists look for answers behind oyster outbreaks

2016-12-05 14:34

A team of New Hampshire researchers is taking the first steps to developing a system that could alert the shellfish industry when a deadly pathogen is in the waters.

Grounded whale off Long Island remains stuck

2016-11-22 15:57

Officials say attempts to free a large, 7m humpback whale that has become grounded on a sandbar off the coast of Long Island have been unsuccessful.

Deal struck for world's biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

2016-10-28 07:43

The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica is to be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached.

IWC agrees to stricter oversight of 'science' hunts

2016-10-27 17:09

The world's whaling watchdog has agreed to stricter oversight of whale hunts conducted under an exemption to a 30-year old moratorium which detractors claim Japan abuses for commercial hauls.

'Stinky whale' whiff wafts over whaling talks

2016-10-26 20:52

Between explosive diplomatic quarrels and pressing animal welfare concerns, world whaling talks have come up against an unusual challenge - that of "stinky whales".

Whaling nations sink bid for South Atlantic sanctuary

2016-10-25 21:15

Whaling nations have defeated a renewed bid by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century.

Battle lines hold firm at global whaling huddle

2016-10-24 21:01

Pro- and anti-whaling nations have dug in their heels at a key meeting where Japan sought to lift a 30-year-old moratorium on commercial hunts.

Danish angling bonanza: 80 000 trout set free by accident

2016-10-12 16:33

Anglers are rushing to a western fjord to catch some of the up to 80 000 farmed rainbow trout accidentally released into Danish waters, hoping to keep them from upsetting the area's ecological balance.

Thailand suspends seahorse trade

2016-09-29 19:17

Thailand has suspended the seahorse trade amid conservation concerns.


Battered seal found outside Cape Town house is put down

2016-12-05 19:12

A battered adult Cape Fur Seal discovered outside a Cape Town home at the weekend has been put down, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA says.

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths

2016-11-29 19:55

Australian scientists say warming oceans this year have caused the biggest die-off of corals recorded to date on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Teen's blue bottle brush with death

2016-11-20 17:33

A Cape Town teen had a brush with death after having a severe allergic reaction to a blue bottle sting while swimming at Witsand.

Humanity decimating planet's wildlife - report

2016-10-27 19:01

Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone - fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals - have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study.

Lucky escape for Camps Bay swimmer swept out to sea

2016-10-26 22:59

A swimmer who was swept out to sea by rip currents at Camps Bay beach has been lucky to survive after a local and a body boarder came to his aid.

Japan, West clash over whale hunts

2016-10-26 16:36

Japan has pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

An upside to Hurricane Matthew - bigger shrimp

2016-10-25 18:55

Hurricane Matthew flooded roads and homes and tore branches from trees, but there has been one upside to the storm - bigger shrimp.

Drama unfolds in R2m perlemoen bust

2016-10-18 21:25

Blood, adrenaline, and drama were involved in a sting operation that netted R2m worth of perlemoen in Somerset West.

Researchers find abundant life in Hawaii's twilight zone

2016-10-04 17:22

Coral reefs in Hawaii's oceanic twilight zone are abundant and home to a diverse and plentiful number of regionally unique fish species, a study shows.

2 arrested in R4.5m perlemoen bust

2016-09-27 21:06

Two men have been arrested after an apparent illegal perlemoen processing facility was uncovered in Gordon's Bay, the Western Cape Hawks say.

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