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This manatee is interested in paddleboarding – Watch video!

This manatee is interested in paddleboarding – Watch video!

In the video, a young manatee is seen propping itself up on a paddleboard using its flippers. Celine Chasteen and her friend were out paddleboarding off the coast of Jupiter, Florida, when a pair of young manatees showed up.

Arctic air temperatures highest since 1900: Report

The Arctic is heating up, with air temperatures the hottest in 115 years, and the melting ice destroying walrus habitat and forcing some fish northward, a global scientific report said Tuesday.

Experts decode Inuit adaptation to high-fat diet in Arctic

 An analysis of the genetic makeup of the Inuit people, who live in an extreme climate in the Arctic, has found how this population has adapted to a diet high in fat from fish and marine mammals such as seals and whales.

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Global marine populations slashed by half since 1970: WWF

Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food suffering some of the greatest declines, WWF warned Wednesday.

Dolphins raise voices to communicate in noisy waters

Dolphins raise voices to communicate in noisy waters

When their water environment becomes noisy, dolphins put in extra effort, raising their voices in order to communicate.

Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals' future uncertain

Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals' future uncertain

A first-ever effort to gauge the ecological status of marine mammals living in the Arctic has been revealed.

Irregular heart beat detected in marine mammals

Scientists have detected high frequency of heart arrhythmias or irregular heart beats in bottlenose dolphins and Weddell seals during their deepest dives.

Increased global shipping has caused pollution on open seas

 Owing to growing international trade, maritime traffic on the world's oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas, says a new research.

New dolphin fossil reveals evolution of Ganges dolphin

The discovery of a new fossil of dolphin species belonging to an extinct family of dolphins has shed light on the history of the endangered Ganges and Indus river dolphins living today.

Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour

Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour

  Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.

Human skin fungus tracked to deep sea animals

A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme environments of arctic soils and deep sea vents.

Sonar signal `leaks` likely audible to some marine mammals

Scientists have found that killer whales and other marine mammals can hear sonar signals better than previously thought.

Whales hear sonar signals more than we realize

A new study has found that killer whales and other marine mammals are likelier to hear sonar signals more than we`ve known.

Cuvier`s beaked whales most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals

Cuvier`s beaked whales are claimed to be the most extreme breath-holders among marine mammals.

Scientists count whales from above the sky

In a breakthrough that could revolutionise the way marine mammal populations are estimated, scientists have demonstrated a new method for counting the whales from above the sky.

Six whales die on Brazil beach

Six whales died after they beached themselves in the northeastern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte, officials said Monday.

Calorie-rich diet key to survival of whales and dolphins

Survival of whales and dolphins depends on the right kind of high-energy diet and not just any prey will do, scientists say.

Whales closer to us than thought, say scientists

Marine mammals are smarter than thought and share several attributes of humans, scientists say.