Scientists say a group living in the Araguaia River, Brazil has been isolated from other varieties for more than two million years
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First Penguincam, now Squidcam - and 13 other high-tech animals: BBC engineers create beasts to mimic and spy on sea creatures
Monday 23 September 2013
Model makers and engineers working for the BBC have created a mechanical shoal disguised as 14 different types of sea creature – each capable of filming underwater.
Sunday 25 August 2013
Campaigners urge UK firm to halt imports from Icelandic fishing giant with links to whalers
Wednesday 21 August 2013
A dolphin is being monitored by a marine rescue charity after chasing fish miles up a Welsh river and arriving into English waters.
Monday 19 August 2013
Over 700 seals have been counted in the Thames Estuary after the first ever count by land, air and sea.
Sunday 11 August 2013
Survey of the nation's coastal waters reveals the first sighting this year of the giant marine animal
Tuesday 06 August 2013
According to remarkable research, dolphins can remember the sound of their loved ones whistles for 20 years, showing they may have a longer 'social memory' than even humans. The mammal has proved to be a uniquely clever specie. Watch videos of some other researches of the friendly sea animal:
Sunday 28 July 2013
Safety report reveals that rises in chlorine in the pool where they perform their popular Splash show has caused deterioration in their vision
Thursday 25 July 2013
Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's sobering film recounts the story of Tilikum, an orca snatched from its mother as a calf and set to work entertaining the public at SeaWorld, an aquatic theme park in Florida.
Sunday 21 July 2013
A £2,000 reward has been offered to trace suspects who killed a young dolphin in a hit-and-run boating incident.
Sunday 07 July 2013
It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst
Review: Chiefs and Governors: Art and Power in Fiji, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
Thursday 06 June 2013
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.
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
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train