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
15th Dec 2017
We have finished collating all the data from our 2017 surveys and what an amazing year it has been!Read More on 2017 Survey Roundup!
11th Nov 2017
Experts predict that there may be none of the whales left by the year 2037.Read More on North Atlantic right whale - extinct within 20 years?
10th Nov 2017
Cruise applications now open for our experienced Marine Mammal Surveyors!Read More on Saga cruises for 2018 now open for application