Sea Shepherd finds Japanese ship 'with slaughtered whale'

2017-01-16 21:24

A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo's hunts.

Indian police rescue 6 000 turtles

2017-01-11 22:21

Indian police have recovered more than 6 000 freshwater turtles weighing over four tons from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia.

US announces toothless polar bear plan

2017-01-09 22:13

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its recovery plan for threatened polar bears but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

Lobster prices high in the US as catch drops

2017-01-09 10:25

Lobster prices are high this winter because of a lack of catch off of New England and Canada and heavy exports to China.

US-trained dolphins to help locate Mexico's porpoises

2017-01-04 18:08

US Navy-trained dolphins and their handlers will participate in a last-ditch effort to protect the last few dozen of Mexico's critically endangered vaquita porpoises.

Seven struggling seal pups ferried to island in sea rescue

2016-12-31 21:35

Sea rescuers dealt with patients of a more unusual kind on Saturday - seven seal pups which were swept off an island onto the shore and ferried back there to be reunited with their mothers, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said.

Sea Shepherd's battle against whaling starts

2016-12-25 14:21

Activist group Sea Shepherd's fast new patrol vessel Ocean Warrior has intercepted a Japanese harpoon ship as its annual high-seas battle against whaling kicked off.

Robot gives rare glimpse under Antarctic sea ice

2016-12-21 17:16

An underwater robot has captured a rare glimpse beneath the Antarctic sea ice, revealing a colourful world filled with coconut-shaped sponges, dandelion-like worms, pink algae and spidery starfish.

Humpback whale carcass found near Cape Town

2016-12-20 08:31

A six-meter long humpback whale carcass has been found floating near Llandudno Beach.

US plan for imperiled shark doesn't please everyone

2016-12-17 22:42

A US group of conservationists says a federal plan to protect the threatened dusky shark species that live in East Coast waters doesn't go far enough.


Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone

2017-01-14 16:29

The federal government in the US is considering a petition that calls for a whale protection zone on the west side of Washington's San Juan Island.

California whale watchers see rare orcas

2017-01-11 07:39

Whale watchers in Southern California have been treated to a rare sighting of Eastern Tropical Pacific killer whales.

US plans to allow fish farming in Pacific

2017-01-09 11:58

US officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming, known as aquaculture, into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.

Bittersweet rescue of beached dolphins

2017-01-08 14:18

The NSRI says a beached baby dolphin has been successfully returned to the sea at Jeffrey's Bay, but a large dolphin had to be euthanised as a result of severe wounds.

105-year-old orca missing, likely dead

2017-01-03 21:55

Researchers says the oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is likely dead.

Zuma to spread festive cheer among children in Nkandla

2016-12-27 18:47

President Jacob Zuma is set to attend the RDP Education Trust Youth and Children Christmas Party in Nkandla.

Student charged after Hawaii seabirds found dead

2016-12-23 10:33

A 19-year-old US student has been charged with animal cruelty, nearly a year after seabirds were found dead and nests destroyed at a Hawaii nature reserve.

Fishy fun with aquarium guests at the '6 star hotel'

2016-12-21 08:13

Cuddling a penguin, giving a turtle belly tickles and having constantly smelly hands are just some of the delights that staff and volunteers at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town experience every day.

Mexico plans to catch, protect vaquita porpoises

2016-12-18 11:03

Mexico plans to catch and protect the last few vaquita porpoises as the population has shrunk to about 36, but the species has never been held successfully.

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.

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