Highest number of humpback whales recorded in the Salish Sea

The Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest (Canada) is home to one of the most diverse assemblages of marine species in the world. Historically, many species of whales, including blue, sperm, grey and humpback whales used the waters of the Salish Sea. Recently, these magnificent animals are making a comeback from the historical exploitation of […]

New Training Manual for Marine Turtle Conservation

The Network of Marine Protected Areas of West Africa (RAMPAO) has developed in collaboration with the Association Chelonee, the “Training manual for the conservation of marine turtles in West Africa”. The manual, inspired by conservation success stories and indigenous knowledge, aimed at MPA managers and conservation stakeholder, fills important gaps in marine turtle conservation, which […]

New ECO Magazine Marine Mammals Special Issue

ECO Magazine is a marine science publication committed to bringing scientists and professionals the latest ground-breaking research, industry news, and jobs. The May Special Issue is reveals the challenges marine mammals face in the modern age and measures taken to protect them, written in partnership with the International Whaling Commission. The Special Issue looks at a […]

Street Whale: when art meets science to celebrate whales

The African Marine Mammal Conservation Organization (AMMCO) organised a festival in November 2021 entitled STREET WHALE, to raise awareness and promote the conservation of whales and other aquatic megafauna species as well as their habitat in Cameroon through the combination of art and scientific discussion forums.  Its main (and largest!) outcome is a 12-meter-long plastic whale, accompanying […]

New interactive ID resources for marine mammals by CARI’MAM

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New interactive identification resources for marine mammals have been released as part of the CARI’MAM project. They consist of biological illustrations of the 37 species of marine mammal observed in the Greater Caribbean Region, and interactive 3D images of 10 marine mammals of the Greater Caribbean region, produced by the Agoa Sanctuary. The illustrations can […]