Mercury in seafood not harmful to aging brain

2016-02-02 22:47

Eating seafood may lead to higher levels of mercury in the brain, but a study found that increased mercury does not appear to raise the risk of dementia.

Massive whale washes ashore in India's Mumbai

2016-01-29 11:25

Mumbai's coastline is more used to rubbish washing ashore than dead mammals, but residents woke to the sight of a nearly 12-metre-long whale on one of its most popular beaches.

Shark leaps onto Emirati fishing boat

2016-01-25 18:30

A hungry shark leapt three metres onto a fishing boat off the United Arab Emirates looking for prey only to end up as catch of the day.

Dolphin circus sparks animal cruelty debate in Central Asia

2016-01-21 09:54

Travelling dolphinariums are banned across much of the world but remain popular in the ex-Soviet bloc where forms of circus entertainment prohibited in the West, such as acts with wild animals like lions and bears, continue to thrive despite concerns about animal welfare.

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050

2016-01-19 22:02

Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material.

Beached sperm whales die

2016-01-13 17:02

Five sperm whales that beached on a Dutch island have died before rescue could be attempted.

More than 80 whales stranded off India's southern coast

2016-01-12 14:18

Officials in India say more than 80 whales are stranded off the country's southern coast.

Scientists find water beetle 'hotspot' in arid Northern Cape

2016-01-07 16:59

A freshwater canyon tucked away in the generally arid Northern Cape has proven to be a “hotspot” for water beetles.

Brazil defends treasures of its 'Blue Amazon'

2015-12-31 14:30

Scientists are flocking to Trindade island dubbed the "Blue Amazon" to study mineral reserves, hundreds of years after pirates plundered the area.

Giant squid herded from Japanese port

2015-12-30 22:42

A giant squid that wandered into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea almost a week after it was spotted.


8 dead sperm whales found on German beach

2016-02-02 08:47

Eight dead sperm whales have washed up on a German beach, just weeks after 12 of the giant mammals were found dead at other sites on the North Sea, officials say.

Spain court finds captain, insurer liable for oil spill

2016-01-26 17:50

Spain's Supreme Court has found the captain of the Prestige tanker, the British ship insurer and its owner liable for a devastating 2002 oil spill.

Four sperm whales wash up on British beaches

2016-01-24 19:37

Four dead sperm whales have washed up on beaches in eastern England, coastguard authorities say, a week after similar deaths across the North Sea in Germany and The Netherlands.

CO2 may 'intoxicate' fish

2016-01-21 07:04

By mid-century, higher levels of carbon dioxide in ocean water could leave fish 'intoxicated'.

Chemicals threaten Europe's killer whales

2016-01-14 22:27

Killer whales in European waters face extinction due to outlawed but long-lived pollutants that also threaten several species of dolphins.

45 whales die in India stranding

2016-01-12 16:30

Forty five whales have died after stranding on a southern Indian beach, but local fishermen are struggling to save others.

Great white dies after 3 days in aquarium

2016-01-08 11:09

A great white shark, held in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium, has died after barely three days and the cause is being investigated.

Seal seeking solitude saved from prying eyes

2016-01-03 16:52

An elephant seal who went looking for some me-time, but instead found unwanted fame, was assisted by sea rescue crews in Jeffreys Bay, the NSRI has said.

Floating waste dam to be tested in North Sea

2015-12-31 07:45

A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world's oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016.

How to move a 30-ton whale carcass

2015-12-28 15:25

Removing a 30-ton beached whale from the Strand beach was a massive effort involving dozens of people and several government departments.

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.