Necklaces made from whale ivory and fish hooks of ivory, pearl and turtle shell were part of a lavish system of gifts between Fiji’s chiefs and their first British governor in the nineteenth century.
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Saturday 04 May 2013
An ordinary superwoman who broke the mould
Saturday 30 March 2013
Hundreds of starving sea lion pups are washing up on beaches in Southern California, overwhelming rescue centres and leaving scientists scrambling to figure out why.
Sunday 24 March 2013
A 36ft long humpback whale found dead in the Thames Estuary this morning is being examined after being brought to shore.
Saturday 16 March 2013
Ingenious use for an unwanted royal tribute – offload it on a passing tsar
Tuesday 12 March 2013
The navy has reportedly lost three of its carefully trained “killer” dolphins. The defence ministry has denied the reports and refused to confirm that its navy uses dolphins, but the loss has been widely reported in the country, and former naval officers said dolphins often went missing during exercises to look for mates.
Sunday 13 January 2013
More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the surrounding marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said yesterday.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Sudan says he's an Israeli operative – but his handlers say he's too easily distracted for that. Matthew Kalman reports on a spy thriller
Sunday 02 December 2012
Some dolphins used by the US Navy to track down mines will soon lose their jobs to robots – but they will be reassigned, not retired.
Monday 26 November 2012
Any lingering ill effects on the victim have long passed - but after a two month search, police have finally located the perpetrator. Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, the woman who illegally clambered on to and rode a manatee, was arrested Saturday. She faces a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of $500.
Friday 23 November 2012
Chocó department, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is one of the wettest places on Earth. It rains all the time. The small group that I was with was visiting a community tourism project, Mano Cambiada, based in the town of Nuquí. The warning that, on the boat journey to Mano Cambiada’s lodge, we might get wet was an understatement. A little short of two hours in, in our small boat on the open sea, we were drenched to the skin.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
A dolphin has been washed ashore by storm Sandy which made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday evening. The dolphin could be seen squirming on Point Pleasant Beach. Animal rescue officials were called.
Monday 22 October 2012
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea – runs a much-loved children's song – you swim so wild and you swim so free. And now, it seems, you may be chatting to us as well.
'Who told me to get out?': NOC the talking whale learns to imitate human speech in attempt to 'reach out' to human captors
Monday 22 October 2012
Acoustic analysis of the sounds made by a beluga whale revealed remarkable similarities to human speech patterns, indicating that the whale was trying to “reach out” to his human captors
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