Chile penguins win battle in war against mine

2017-10-13 08:17

They may be less than a metre tall, but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted - for now at least - a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions.

Ocean meeting raises over $7bn for marine protection

2017-10-07 22:41

Countries, industry and other organisations have committed over $7bn to better protect marine life, which includes combating plastic pollution.

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

2017-09-25 22:30

Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium say they've developed a new model to provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good.

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

2017-09-20 07:06

An environmental activist wants the US Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider anchored rafts in the ocean to provide walruses with a platform to rest.

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.


Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

2017-10-12 12:39

A French company has developed an innovative system to replenish marine fish stocks in places like ports that have suffered environmental damage.

Japan kills 177 whales in Pacific campaign

2017-09-26 09:26

Japan says it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.

Shark fin bans might not help sharks

2017-09-25 16:16

A pair of scientists says efforts to ban shark fins in the US might actually harm attempts to conserve the marine predators.

Dead whale washes up on KZN coast

2017-08-25 14:23

A dead Humpback whale has washed up at Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, close to where a juvenile Humpback whale was found dead in 2016.

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.

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