Caring killer whale grandmas help calves survive

2019-12-14 09:40

Doting killer whale grandmothers help their grand calves survive, particularly in times of food scarcity, scientists have reported.

New creature found in whale shark mouth

2019-10-28 12:23

A whale shark's mouth might not seem like the most hospitable environment for a home, but Japanese researchers have found there's no place like it for a newly-discovered shrimp-like creature.

Beached whale at Umhlanga to be cut up and removed - beach closed

2019-10-13 14:25

Umhlanga Beach has been closed to the public as it is feared a whale carcass might attract sharks.

Hordes of dead fish pile up on drought-stricken Greek lake

2019-09-19 21:01

Thousands of fish washed up dead on the shores of Lake Koroneia in northern Greece as a result of high temperatures and declining water levels, authorities say.

WATCH | Loch Ness monster may not be what you think

2019-09-06 11:00

A team of international scientists says it has found no evidence of large animals like a dinosaur in Scotland's Loch Ness - but lots of eel DNA.

Mystery as great white sharks disappear in False Bay

2019-08-29 11:45

The City of Cape Town, along with the Shark Spotting Programme, have for the past 18 months been monitoring the now complete disappearance of great white sharks from False Bay.

Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales

2019-08-18 08:29

Japan insisted it no longer hunts endangered sei whales in international waters, but faced accusations of still violating a wildlife treaty by allowing commercialisation of meat from past catches.

WATCH | 'SharkCams' reveal secret lives of basking sharks in UK marine conservation first

2019-08-06 14:42

An autonomous 'SharkCam' has been used in the UK for the first time to observe the behaviour of basking sharks. WATCH NOW.

Trapped humpback whale freed from fishing rope in 2-hour operation near Port Alfred

2019-08-05 16:33

After a two-hour operation, SA Whale Disentanglement Network officials have freed a 9-metre humpback whale that became entangled in fishing rope.

Distressed seal and turtle rescued from fishing net in Kommetjie

2019-08-01 09:05

A distressed seal and a loggerhead turtle have been rescued after becoming trapped in fishing net in Kommetjie.


WATCH | Shark bites tourist's foot off in Australia

2019-10-29 11:58

An English tourist had his foot bitten off by a shark while another was bitten during the attack in the Whitsunday Islands near Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Tuesday, officials said.

Several stranded whales found dead in Indonesia

2019-10-14 12:33

Seven pilot whales were found dead on an eastern Indonesian beach, an official says, after 17 were stranded in the remote area.

WATCH | How do you weigh a living whale? With a drone...

2019-10-10 06:32

How do you weigh a living whale? Researchers from Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales using only aerial images taken by drones.

WATCH | AP series: Dedicated Jamaicans rescue fragile corals

2019-09-17 09:06

A dedicated band of Jamaicans are rescuing coral reefs, showing nature can heal. WATCH NOW.

WATCH | Mass whale stranding, 1 found dead on Hawaii beach

2019-08-30 12:49

Authorities say one whale calf has been found dead on a beach on the Hawaii island of Maui near where 10 other whales were found stranded alive.

Wildlife conference adopts news protections for mako sharks

2019-08-27 15:00

A proposal to strengthen protection for mako sharks, hunted for their meat and fins, was adopted by 102 countries at the CITES global wildlife trade summit in Geneva.

Beached humpback whale euthanised near Jeffreys Bay

2019-08-13 19:07

A humpback whale has been euthanised after it beached at Kabeljous Beach near Jeffreys Bay, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

WATCH | Twenty pilot whales die after getting stranded on Iceland beach

2019-08-06 11:09

Volunteers from a local search and rescue squad worked through the night, trying to keep the animals in wet conditions. Another 20 whales were dead on the beach.

WATCH | Icebreaker salvages lost beluga whale recordings

2019-08-02 20:10

A year-long recording of the high-pitched clicks made by Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a research buoy adrift in hazardous pack ice.

WATCH | Canada to airlift thousands of trapped salmon

2019-07-23 11:48

Canada is airlifting salmon upstream after a rockslide blocked the path of the migrating fish, triggering concerns of a permanent loss of fish populations, government officials said.

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