Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

2017-08-13 18:03

Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf.

Groups propose ocean refuges for captive dolphins, whales

2017-08-09 21:25

A Hawaii marine park's purchase of Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale long used in echolocation research, has reignited a debate about captive marine mammals and the places that care for them.

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

2017-07-23 20:25

Two young elephants washed out to sea have been saved from drowning by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

US court orders SA poacher to hand over R479m

2017-07-21 22:34

A US court has ordered convicted lobster poacher Arnold Bengis to forfeit $37m (R479m) to South Africa’s agriculture department.

'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London museum's skeleton star

2017-07-13 20:35

"Hope" the blue whale took over as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep its much-loved predecessor, "Dippy" the dinosaur.

Rx for orphan walrus calf: touch, massage, cuddle, repeat

2017-07-08 13:22

A walrus calf found last month outside Nome, Alaska, is being nursed to health with the help of 24-hour massage therapy.

Scientists baffled by strange sea creatures near Alaska

2017-07-04 14:07

Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast for the last few years.

Scientists alarmed by 6 right whale deaths in Canada

2017-06-30 21:13

Scientists say six endangered North Atlantic right whales have died in Canadian waters during the past three weeks.

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail'

2017-06-26 11:34

Australia's under-pressure Great Barrier Reef is an asset worth $42 billion and as an ecosystem and economic driver is "too big to fail", a study says.

Whales shrank before populations crashed - study

2017-06-23 11:09

The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers say.


Pilot whale returns to the sea after rehab at SeaWorld

2017-08-13 15:30

A pilot whale is back in the sea in Florida after an extensive rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando

Australian teen's feet bloodied by mystery sea creatures

2017-08-07 15:03

A teenager who went for a swim at an Australian beach and emerged with his legs covered in blood has stumped marine experts.

Is that really a beached whale beneath Paris' Notre Dame?

2017-07-22 18:38

A sperm whale appears to have beached on an embankment in the shadow of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris - but it's really just an art installation from a Belgian artists' collective.

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

Be still my beating guts: Inside sea spiders' odd biology

2017-07-11 11:37

Sea spiders do not move blood and oxygen through their bodies with the help of vigorously beating hearts, like most creatures, but with guts that act like pumps, researchers say.

Unesco excludes Great Barrier Reef 'in danger' list

2017-07-06 21:00

Unesco says its World Heritage committee has decided not to place Australia's Great Barrier Reef on its list of sites "in danger" despite concern over coral bleaching.

Are launches of helium balloons seeing their dying days?

2017-07-04 10:13

Efforts in the US to ban balloon launches are facing fierce opposition from an industry group.

Good news surprise as world's whales recover rapidly

2017-06-27 08:09

At a time when news about the environment is so often depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken Findlay has some good news about the future of the Earth’s biggest creatures.

Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk

2017-06-25 18:18

Boaters and beach goers have been rattled by the return of great whites to Cape Cod in the US, but statistically, experts say, you're more likely to be killed by an asteroid than by a shark.

More sardines netted on beaches south of Durban

2017-06-22 21:25

More sardines have been netted on beaches south of Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board says.

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