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World 06 Jul 2020 | 8:02 PM

Mediterranean marine life flourished during lockdown - Italian coastguard

LAZIO, Italy (Reuters) - Marine life in the Mediterranean off Italy flourished during the coronavirus lockdown as water quality improved and species moved into spaces vacated by people and ships, the Italian coastguard has found.

World 09 Jul 2019 | 8:56 AM

Former Japanese fisherman finds profit in whale-watching

RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) - Masato Hasegawa is the fourth generation of his family to be a fisherman on Japan's northern oceans, but now his cruises focus on admiring sea life instead of catching it.

World 09 Jul 2019 | 8:51 AM

In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them

RAUSU, Japan (Reuters) - People packed the decks of the Japanese whale-watching boat, screaming in joy as a pod of orcas put on a show: splashing tails at each other, rolling over, and leaping out of the water.

AseanPlus News 03 Nov 2018 | 9:27 AM

How Chinese scientists use sperm whales to run secret messages for the military

New use of camouflage technique hides communication in the sound pulses that sperm whales emit Breakthrough could help China’s submarines avoid detection

Why Not? 16 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

A sea of garbage that won’t go away

The statistics are terrifying. There are more bits of plastic in our seas than there are stars in our galaxy. Very soon, even the fish will be outnumbered. The result? Catastrophe. All because of our plastics.

Indonesia 14 Nov 2017 | 10:15 AM

Four sperm whales die in Indonesia beach rescue

Aceh Besar (Indonesia) (AFP) - Four sperm whales stranded on a beach in Indonesia have died, a local official said Tuesday, despite frantic efforts to save the massive mammals.

World 24 Jul 2017 | 6:06 AM

Sri Lanka navy rescues two elephants washed out to sea

Colombo (AFP) - Two young elephants washed out to sea were saved from drowning Sunday by the Sri Lankan navy in the second such incident off the island in as many weeks.

Animals 21 Feb 2017 | 5:22 AM

8 diving destinations to see spectacular species

Here’s a look at some of the world’s best diving destinations where you can discover extraordinary underwater species.

Animals 07 Nov 2016 | 6:25 AM

Whaling: The hunters and the hunted

30 years into a moratorium on commercial whaling, hundreds of whales are still killed every year.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2016 | 5:26 AM

Fossilised tooth of gigantic 'killer' whale found in Australia

Sydney (AFP) - A huge, five-million-year-old whale tooth has been discovered on an Australian beach, providing the first evidence of the now extinct killer sperm whale outside the Americas.