ORCA aims to inspire as many people as possible about the importance of whales and dolphins. Whales and dolphins sustain a depth of fascination that is almost without parallel in nature, in part due to the intrigue of the natural environment they inhabit. As most of the marine world cannot be seen below the waters, it is the cetaceans, whilst spending their time on the surface, that inadvertently forge links between people and the seas. Whales and dolphins bring marine conservation into people's homes. They help spearhead successful public marine education particularly in local communities. Spotting whales and dolphins mobilise individuals to take simple actions to protect the wider marine environment. Collectively we can make a difference.
Here are a few of our projects which spread the word about our incredible oceans and the threats they face:
ORCA works closely with our partners, Brittany Ferries and DFDS Seaways to put knowledgeable, friendly guides onto crossings over the North East Atlantic and North Sea.
Wildlife Officer Programme
ORCA works with Brittany Ferries to offer unforgettable opportunities to discover and learn more about whales, dolphins and seabirds in the Bay of Biscay - one of the world’s most renowned whale watching locations.
ORCA works in the North East and South East of England to deliver Your Seas Education Programme. Working with local schools, community groups and businesses to raise awareness of whales and dolphins in the North Sea and English Channel and the threats they face.