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
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
31st Jul 2017
Orcas, sperm whales, Atlantic spotted dolphins, minke whales and basking sharks already seen and recorded over the weekend for ORCA OceanWatch.Read More on ORCA OceanWatch: A fantastic start!
10th Jul 2017
12 species of marine wildlife, including 9 cetacean species seen by our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers this year. Read more hereRead More on 6,775 animals sighted by our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers in 2017