NOAA declares unusual mortality event due to a large number of dead humpback whales washing along the Atlantic coast.
At least 75 howler monkeys have been found dead in Nicaragua. This unusual mortality event follows two smaller events in Ecuador and Panama, which raises concern among scientists.
Researchers have identified why so many sperm whales washed up on beaches in the North Sea. It turns out they were hunting for squid in shallow waters.
A suspicious number of young starlings have drowned recently in Europe. While researchers are still unsure why groups of juvenile birds have been drowning, they believe they have some ways to help the inexperienced wild animals access water safely.
What's causing the mortality spike of right whales, particularly the very young? Until now, scientists were unsure what was causing such a spike in mortality, but a recent NOAA analysis suggests toxic algal blooms may be to blame.
An alarming number of Guadalupe fur seals have died after stranding themselves along California's coast. As a result, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared an "Unusual Mortality Event" and is investigating why the marine animals are traveling so far from their natural habitats.
A disturbingly high number of sea lion pups are becoming stranded along the Californian coast this year, worrying experts who can only speculate as to why these animals are not with their mothers during what is normally a safe and essential nursing period.