News archive March 2018

Tragic mass stranding sees 150 pilot whales beached in Western Australia

The incident has already resulted in more than 140 deaths, with only a handful of animals still alive

Throwback Thursday - North Sea Wildlife Officers 2017

With our North Sea Wildlife Officer programme for 2018 kicking off tomorrow, we take a look back on a wonderful 2017 to whet the appetite before the season starts!

Shark net trial catches just one target species whilst trapping dozens of other animals

The trial in Australia appears to have failed to prevent bull sharks entering swimming waters, but could potentially have a devastating impact on other marine life

Super Supporter - Rebecca Walker

We chat to Rebecca Walker, ORCA Surveyor and marine mammal specialist at Natural England, about the prestigious fellowship she has won with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

New event celebrates award-winning citizen science work in Scotland

The CalMac Marine Awareness Programme launch event will take place in Oban later this month, with ORCA amongst the organisations participating

Wildlife report from the Bright Lights of Norway

Our 2018 cruise season set off to a great start on the Saga Pearl II to see the Bright Lights of Norway

Behind the Scenes - ORCA Wildlife Officers

We chatted to Anna Bunney, ORCA's Education Coordinator and the brains behind the ORCA Wildlife Officer Programme, about her experiences of engaging members of the public in marine conservation

ORCA Wildlife Officer - Hebrides update

Andy Gilbert, our ORCA Wildlife Officer in the Hebrides, gives us an update on things north of the border as he settles in to his new role