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 projects are helping to raise awareness of the “forgotton whales and dolphins” both in the North Sea and the North East Atlantic.
This is a map of sightings recorded between Heysham and Douglas on the Isle of Man between July and September 2015.View the Sightings
Latest Survey News
22nd Nov 2016
ORCA survey team & passengers enjoyed watching numerous cetaceans on the Saga cruise to the Mediterranean in SeptemberRead More on Over 1500 animals sighted on the Saga Mediterranean Treasures cruise
16th Nov 2016
Read all about the first ORCA cruise to the Cape Verde on board the Saga Pearl II in October 2016Read More on Fabulous cetaceans on ORCA’s first cruise the Cape Verdes
2nd Nov 2016
Read the wonderful wildlife report from the Saga cruise to Iceland this summerRead More on Amazing humpback whale sightings on the Saga Ice, Fire & Fjords cruise