News archive July 2017

ORCA OceanWatch: A fantastic start!

Orcas, sperm whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks already seen and recorded over the weekend for ORCA OceanWatch.

ORCA study aims to reduce number of fin whale collisions with large ships

Understanding how endangered fin whales react and respond to large vessels is the aim of new research being undertaken by Nottingham Trent University student Ruth Coxon, ORCA and Brittany Ferries.

Microbeads ban a positive starting point but more work to be done

The UK government announcement last week is a welcome step but the issue of plastics is a growing threat to marine wildlife

ORCA OceanWatch 2017 almost here!

The annual programme starts on Sunday with more partners and ships involved that ever before.

Saga Land of Ice & Fire - Wildlife Report

Read about the fabulous trip our team had at sea with Saga's Land of Ice & Fire cruise

Saga North Cape Adventurer - Wildlife Report

A report on the fabulous cruise our survey team had on the Saga North Cape Adventurer in June 2017

Keep up-to-date with ORCA Wildlife Officers!

White-beaked dolphins put on a show in the North Sea, and in Biscay, a close encounter with a fin whale!

ORCA OceanWatch Launch

ORCA OceanWatch was launched at Portsmouth International Port today. Read more here.

Supporter Development Vacancy

ORCA have a new full-time, office based position available. Read more here.

306 animals seen on first Sea Safari 2017

Despite rough seas, the first Sea Safari still clocked up over 300 animals with special guest Nigel Marvin. Read more here.

6,775 animals sighted by our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers in 2017

12 species of marine wildlife, including 9 cetacean species seen by our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers this year. Read more here

ORCA’s first Marine Mammal Surveyor Course in Western Scotland!

Join us on the 9th December in Oban to play your part in protecting and conserving whales and dolphins in the Hebrides and beyond.

End of the Pont-Aven Wildlife Officer Season 2017

Unfortunately, it's the end of another successful Wildlife Officer season on the Brittany Ferries' Pont-Aven. Read the blog from their last week on board!

Six North Atlantic right whales found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, necropsies have taken place on three of them. Read the preliminary results here.

US Naval dolphins used to save worlds most endangered porpoise

The US Navy have been training dolphins for the last year that will locate vaquitas and try and save them. Read more here.