ORCA News

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

May23

Sensational sightings in Canada

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Sensational sightings in Canada

It’s only half way through the cruise, but everyone on board the Saga Sapphire has been treated to some exciting encounters! 

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.

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

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.

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