Andrew Darby 10:18 AM Science has been cemented at the top of national polar work, with the choice of the Australian Antarctic Division's internationally recognised Chief Scientist, Nick Gales, as its new Director.
Bloodied and writhing in pain, an Australian actor stars in a graphic video calling for an end to global whaling.
Australia's humpback populations are rapidly recovering from the damage caused by whaling and could soon be delisted as a threatened species, scientists say.
[WARNING: GRAPHIC] Comedian Ricky Gervais has denounced online the slaughter of pilot whales on the Faroe Islands near Norway.
Nick Miller Icelanders appear to be coming round to the view that upholding their nation's reputation is more lucrative than sales of whale meat.
Zachary Fagenson Animal rights groups seeking the release of Lolita, a killer whale in captivity since 1970, have sued the Miami Seaquarium saying her conditions violate the Endangered Species Act.
Humpback whales are making a comeback, a New Zealand survey shows.
Andrew Darby Australia's best known whale, Migaloo, appears to have turned up again. But not where he usually does.
Megan Levy Incredible footage has emerged of a group of sharks feeding on the carcass of a sperm whale off the coast of Coffs Harbour.
Australia's production of omega-3 health supplements is having a devastating impact on krill stocks in Antarctic waters, a marine conservation group says.
A dolphin leaped into a boat in the United States, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.
Andrew Darby International whaling committee is split over the controversial minke whale kill, scheduled to begin in December.
US officials have ordered a Florida aquatic park to stop performances in which trainers swim with a killer whale, out of concern for their safety.
Andrew Darby The troubled freezer trawler Geelong Star has lost all support from recreational fishers, as the ship begins its third attempt to fish without killing dolphins.
Andrew Darby DNA detective work has tracked down meat on sale in Japan from endangered fin and sei whales.
Elahe Izadi More than 15,000 dolphins have been killed by just one village in the Solomon Islands in the past 40 years, largely so that grooms can give necklaces to their wives-to-be.
Andrew Darby The controversial freezer trawler Geelong Star has had to return to port after a second round of dolphin killings in its giant net.
Andrew Darby and Lisa Cox Australia's largest animals, blue whales, are said to be at risk from "ships of deaf" run by the oil and gas industry.
Andrew Darby Japan's plan to revive its outlawed Antarctic whaling has been dealt a blow with independent experts finding it failed to justify a new hunt.
A Canadian woman who died when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto a boat during a snorkelling tour in Mexico was on holidays with her family at the time, according to reports.
Rose Powell A young family has captured rare and graphic footage of a shark chomping away at a decaying whale body just metres off a popular holiday beach in south NSW.
Elaine Lies Opposition to Japan's whaling programme is a kind of "eco-imperialism" that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not science - much the way killing elephants is now opposed, Japan's top whaling official said on Wednesday.
Andrew Darby Japan is to vastly expand its Antarctic whaling area, and take 333 minke whales, under a scientific research plan to replace the program ruled illegal at Australia's request.
A baby whale has been caught in shark nets off Rainbow Beach near Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
Andrew Darby Japan has rejected an attempt by anti-whaling nations, including Australia, to clamp down on its controversial Antarctic "research" kill.
Andrew Darby International dispute developing at International Whaling Commission meeting to mesh landmark court ruling with future permits.
Peter Hannam Two dead humpback whales have washed up on NSW beaches in recent days, prompting a reminder for swimmers to avoid getting too close to the giant “shark magnets”.