ORCA News

Sep13

ORCA’s new Science Officer

ORCA’s new Science Officer

We are delighted to welcome a new member to the ORCA Team!

Sep03

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

After 33 years, Japan have once again commenced commercial whaling, after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on the 30th June this year.  

Aug22

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

A new paper has shared findings that the most prevalent cause of ceacens strandings is the little understood threat, ship strike. 

Aug12

Hebridean Minicruise

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // ORCA Events

Hebridean Minicruise

ORCA and CalMac launch Hebridean Minicruise, Oban to Castlebay and back, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Aug02

ORCA OceanWatch returns!

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

ORCA OceanWatch returns!

The fifth year of the programme is hoping to see more animals than ever before!

Jul18

Sensational Sightings in Canada

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Sensational Sightings in Canada

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors recorded 1,604 and 23 confirmed species as they travelled round Canada on the Saga Sapphire! 

Jun21

An overwhelming week of whales

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

An overwhelming week of whales

What a week it's been for Wildlife Officers on board the Pont-Aven! 

May31

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

41 new Marine Conservation zones are welcomed by the conservation sector but they need proper management and collaboration from the Government

Sep06

ORCA launch Cruise Conservationist Course

Categories // Vacancies

ORCA launch Cruise Conservationist Course

We currently have over forty cruises across four oceans planned for 2020, so are recruiting for a new cohort of Cruise Conservationists!

Aug30

Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

Lucky guests took to the seas to explore the Hebrides with CalMac Ferries and ORCA.

Aug14

Tackling bycatch

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Tackling bycatch

Today new EU measures have come into place with the hope of reducing bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species.

Aug08

A super start to the Sea Safari season

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Sea Safari

A super start to the Sea Safari season

Our trips kicked off in July and 2019 is already turning out to be a corker!

Jul26

New partnership to equip ORCA surveyors

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Survey & Sightings News

 New partnership to equip ORCA surveyors

TSky, a Taiwanese technology company, have donated equipment for ORCA surveys.

Jun28

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

On Sunday 30th June, Japan will be leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). A concerning decision which will see them conducting commercial whaling within its 200-mile Exclusive Zone and coastal waters.

Jun14

ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

A pilot trip aboard Celebrity Millennium saw ORCA Cruise Conservationists monitoring cetaceans in Alaska

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