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Mystery over right whale deaths

Scientists are investigating what is behind the unprecedented deaths of six endangered North Atlantic right whales, discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Canada. There are only around 500 of the whales surviving so the loss of so many individuals is a major concern for the species.

SeaWorld under investigation by US authorities

SeaWorld is being investigated by two federal agencies in the United States, who are looking at disclosures and public statements made by the company and its executives in or before August 2014, including those concerning the impact of the award-winning documentary, Blackfish.

False killer whales latest species to show evidence of menopause

New research has discovered a third species of toothed whale in which the female members appear to go through a similar condition to the menopause in women, and then survive for many years long after they are no longer able to reproduce.

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