Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whalesEurekAlert | 14 May 2013
(University of Washington) Oceanographers analyzed more than 300,000 fin-whale calls recorded by seafloor seismometers and recreated more than 150 fin-whale paths off the Pacific Northwest coast.
First grey whale spotted south of the equatorGuardian Unlimited | 14 May 2013
Astonishing news from Walvis Bay, Namibia, where scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project on Tuesday confirmed the sighting of a grey whale. Not only has this north Pacific species been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, it has never been seen south of the equator.
Hector's dolphins caught in netsNew Zealand Herald | 12 May 2013
Two Hector's dolphins have been captured by set nets during an electronic monitoring programme of the set net industry in Timaru.
Fishermen want humpback whales off endangered listNew Zealand Herald | 04 May 2013
A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the US federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned commercial whaling nearly 50 years ago.
Researchers track singing humpback whales on a Northwest Atlantic feeding groundEurekAlert | 30 Apr 2013
Male humpback whales sing complex songs in tropical waters during the winter breeding season, but they also sing at higher latitudes at other times of the year. NOAA researchers have provided the first detailed description linking humpback whale movements to acoustic behavior on a feeding ground in the Northwest Atlantic.
DoC seeks help spotting southern right whalesNew Zealand Herald | 29 Apr 2013
The Department of Conservation is on the look-out again for migrating southern right whales and it wants your help. The public is being asked to report any sightings along the coast this season.
Orca feeding frenzy delights onlookersNew Zealand Herald | 23 Apr 2013
A large pod of orca frolicked in Tauranga Harbour and dined on stingray - a delectable delight similar to chocolate for humans, experts say. Hundreds of people watched in delight as the pod of at least 20 orca fed on stingray and food in the channel between Matakana Island and the Mauao base track yesterday.
EU ban on trade in seal fur set to be overturnedThe Independent UK | 20 Apr 2013
A Europe-wide ban on the trade of seal fur and products is expected to be overturned this week, in a move that will reignite one of the world's most contentious wildlife issues.
Australia to face Japan on whalingBBC | 12 Apr 2013
The UN's International Court of Justice sets dates for public hearings on Australia's challenge against Japan's whaling programme in Antartica.
Total marine fishery catch for the Azores (1950-2010)Oxford Journals | 12 Apr 2013
ICES Journal of Marine Science, 70: 564–577.Official fishery statistics often fail to report what has been truly extracted from the marine environment. Therefore, in this study, we estimated illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) catch in the context of a small-scale fishery (the Azores) and provide an improved compilation of official catches, including whaling.
NOAA tuna label misleads consumersWorld Fishing | 10 Apr 2013
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) dolphin-safe label on tuna products fails to adequately ensure consumers that no dolphins were harmed in the capture of tuna, says international effort, Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna.
Norway exports whale products to JapanWorld Fishing | 10 Apr 2013
The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) has discovered that a Norwegian company has exported more than four metric tons of whale products to Japan - despite international trade of whale products being banned.
213: Kauai Thoughts (radio)worldoceanobservatory.org | 08 Apr 2013
On a recent visit to Kauai, the oldest of the Hawaiian islands, host Peter Neill had chance encounters with breaching whales offshore and a monk seal on the beach. The experiences prompted this reflection of what it means to be connected to real, meaningful, living things in our natural world.
Protection extension recommended for Hector's dolphinsNew Zealand Herald | 08 Apr 2013
New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphin population could recover if protection measures were extended to 100m deep throughout its habitat, according to a new University of Otago review.