Species & Sightings
Did you know that the waters of UK and Europe are home to over a third of the whale, dolphin and porpoise species worldwide?
We regularly see several of these species from our survey routes and have provided factsheets about the species we most commonly see.
Over 25 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises have been recorded in UK waters. ORCA are helping to raise awareness of the “forgotton whales and dolphins” within the North East Atlantic.
This is a map of all cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) sightings recorded between 2006-2015 on all ferry and cruise routes.View the Sightings
Latest Survey News
2nd Oct 2017
Join us on the Lord Nelson tall ship in March 2018 for a spectacular trip around the Azores.Read More on ORCA announces wildlife voyage in the Azores with the Jubilee Sailing Trust
31st Aug 2017
An ORCA Wildlife Officer's view of sailing around the Hebrides.Read More on ORCA Wildlife Officer sees array of marine wildlife from CalMac vessel during ORCA OceanWatch
14th Aug 2017
P&O Cruises Ventura took part along with 5 other ships in this years ORCA OceanWatch, read what got seen on their cruise to the CanariesRead More on >800 animals seen by Wildlife Officers on P&O Ventura