ORCA News

May14

An Ocean Emergency

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

An Ocean Emergency

We are facing an ocean emergency that's putting our beloved whales, dolphins, porpoises and all marine life at risk.

Apr30

Entangled in rope for months

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

Entangled in rope for months

A sad story from Scotland which saw a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing rope for months, resulting in a slow death

Apr08

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

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

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port last week having killed 333 minke whales, supposedly in the name of science.

Mar28

Inspiring passengers across the seas

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Inspiring passengers across the seas

Spring marks the start of the ORCA Wildlife Officer season and every year our Wildlife Officers board ferries around the UK to live and work on board for up to six months of the year.

Mar05

ORCA announce new partnership with Crystal

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA announce new partnership with Crystal

ORCA Cruise Conservationists are to join selected Crystal Cruises voyages in 2019 to deliver unforgettable wildlife experiences.

Feb06

2019 cruise season kicks off in style!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

2019 cruise season kicks off in style!

ORCA's first cruise of 2019 included some sensational sightings on board P&O Cruise's Ventura.

Dec21

Happy New Year

Categories // ORCA Events

Happy New Year

We have had yet another amazing year at ORCA HQ!

Nov28

The State of European Cetaceans 2018 has launched!

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

The State of European Cetaceans 2018 has launched!

ORCA’s latest report highlights a shift in important areas for marine mammals in UK waters

May02

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Sadly, large whales are hit by ships (‘ship strike’) globally, but this threat is poorly understood and under-reported. 

Apr15

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

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

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

87 belugas and 11 orcas are being freed from 'whale jails' where they were being kept for illegal sale to Chinese theme parks

Apr03

Heartbreaking story from Sardinia

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

Heartbreaking story from Sardinia

The heartbreaking story of a pregnant, female sperm whale washed up in Sardinia

Mar20

The power of citizen science

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

The power of citizen science

Citizen science involves members of the general public in the collection of scientific data to help inform and improve the conservation of our marine spaces.

Feb21

Statement on whaling in Iceland

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Statement on whaling in Iceland

ORCA has issued the following statement in response to the news that Iceland will continue whaling until 2023.

Jan16

EU respond to Japan's IWC withdrawal

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

EU respond to Japan's IWC withdrawal

The European Union have today expressed "regret" at Japan's decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Dec13

A final cry for help

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

A final cry for help

Rescue attempts fail to save injured whale in Southern France

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