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” both in 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
15th Feb 2017
2017 ferry survey dates are now live on the Surveyors NetworkRead More on 2017 Ferry Surveys NOW LIVE!
9th Jan 2017
Sea Safari guests were treated to over 4500 cetaceans in 2016, including a blue whale!Read More on Sea Safari Success in 2016
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