Norway Urged to Stop Planned Auditory Experiment Involving Captured Minke Whales

Washington, DC—NOAH, Norway’s largest NGO for animals, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), and WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) are urging Mattilsynet, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, to revoke its approval of a potentially cruel and dangerous experiment involving wild minke whales. The research will use captured minke whales off Vestvågøy in the Lofoten area of … Meer lezen

Onderzoek naar overstekende zeehonden rond N57 op Goeree-Overflakkee

Zeehondenopvang A Seal gaat onderzoek doen naar verdwaalde zeehonden rond de provinciale weg N57 op Goeree-Overflakkee. De laatste tijd worden vaker op bijzondere plaatsen zeehonden gesignaleerd. Volgens Machteld Geut, dierenarts bij A Seal in Stellendam, is het niet gek dat we de dieren op het land tegen komen, maar begeven de zeehonden zich wel steeds … Meer lezen

Whales dive deep for profitable prey

‘Reconstruction of deep-sea squid communities reveals profitable hunting zones for extreme-diving whales.’ An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in the hunting zones. The study of researchers from the Netherlands … Meer lezen