ORCA News

Jun18

Hebrides Wildlife Officer attends fin whale stranding

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Hebrides Wildlife Officer attends fin whale stranding

ORCA's Hebrides Wildlife Officer, Ashleigh, came to assist in the live stranding of a fin whale in Wales.

May04

ORCA Lessons a huge hit!

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

ORCA Lessons a huge hit!

Families and schools have been benefitting from ORCA Lessons over the past 6 weeks, with thousands of budding marine biologists across the country learning all about whales and dolphins!

Apr02

Oceans could be restored by 2050

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Oceans could be restored by 2050

The world’s oceans have been misused by humans for decades, but scientists believe rebuilding them is a very achievable goal.

Mar23

ORCA Lessons!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA Lessons!

To support families at home and teachers during the Coronavirus pandemic, ORCA have been producing interactive lessons, activities, and question and answer sessions about whales and dolphins!

Mar03

Harbour porpoise proposal

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Harbour porpoise proposal

ORCA part of a group of NGO's that have presented a proposal focused on two small, distinct and endangered populations of harbour porpoises. 

Feb17

Communicating the issue of ship strike

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Communicating the issue of ship strike

James Robbins continues his monthly blogs about his PhD investigating ship strike and how he will be undertaking research to better understand this threat.

Feb10

Broadcaster and conservationist announced as ORCA Patron

Categories // ORCA Events

Broadcaster and conservationist announced as ORCA Patron

Lizzie Daly, who has presented on BBC and National Geographic, has had a long-standing passion for the marine environment and will be an ambassador for ORCA’s conservation work as the charity’s newest patron.

Jan29

Cruise Conservationist Course 2020 launched!

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Cruise Conservationist Course 2020 launched!

The groundbreaking training programme will show delegates everything they need to know to be Cruise Conservationists.

May04

Survey suspension extended

Survey suspension extended

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor survey suspension extended until July 31st 2020

Apr27

No whaling in Iceland in 2020

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

No whaling in Iceland in 2020

For the second year in a row, Iceland will not be hunting whales in positive news for fin whales.

Mar27

ORCA Shop

Categories // Fundraising & Support

ORCA Shop

The ORCA office has closed due to COVID-19 and as a result for the foreseeable future we will not be able to fulfill orders of many products from our online shop. 

Mar16

ORCA’s response to ‘COVID-19’

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA’s response to ‘COVID-19’

ORCA has been closely monitoring the Government advice and each of our shipping partners’ advice regarding the current coronavirus outbreak.

Feb28

ORCA release new scientific paper

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA release new scientific paper

Researchers from ORCA and the University of Plymouth have explored common dolphin densities in keys areas covered by ORCA surveys.

Feb10

Gervais beaked whale sighting confirmed in ORCA first

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Gervais beaked whale sighting confirmed in ORCA first

Volunteers spotted the elusive species during a Saga cruise returning from the Caribbean.

Feb03

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

After a three day struggle a sperm whale that was spotted in the Thames sadly stranded and died.

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