ORCA News

Jan20

Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

ORCA will be monitoring whales and dolphins on a very special cruise in May 2021 with Oceanwide Expeditions.

Jan07

More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

An investigation has identified the deceased Portsmouth whale as a juvenile fin whale.

Dec04

The State of European Cetaceans 2019 has launched!

The State of European Cetaceans 2019 has launched!

Data collected by our network of volunteers from across the UK has been analysed and today our 2019 The State of European Cetaceans report has launched!

Nov19

Supermarkets to stop using black plastic

Supermarkets to stop using black plastic

Five of Britain’s major supermarkets have announced they will drop the use of black plastic in their own brand products by the end of the year. 

Nov13

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

The final 21 belugas that were being kept in 'whale jails' in Russia's far east have been released 

Oct21

Name that cetacean!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Name that cetacean!

Inspired by a great new field guide, we've got some top tips for helping you to identify cetaceans at sea! 

Oct16

2020 Photography Sea Safari

Categories // ORCA Events

2020 Photography Sea Safari

After another fantastic trip in the Bay of Biscay this year, ORCA are delighted to confirm that our popular photograpy Sea Safari with Jessops Acadaemy will once again be taking place in 2020! 

Oct09

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Sadly, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) have confirmed that the humpback whale seen swimming in the River Thames over the weekend has died.

Jan15

Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

The animal, which is the first stranded orca in England and Wales since 2001 was discovered just before Christmas.

Dec09

A Plastic free Christmas

A Plastic free Christmas

As Christmas draws closer, we want to encourage our members and supporters to make a difference to the marine environment and go plastic free!

Nov26

Having fin-tastic fun in South Coast schools!

Written by // Anna Bunney

Having fin-tastic fun in South Coast schools!

How we are inspiring the next generation about the wonderful world of whales and dolphins! 

Nov15

PhD project starts investigating ship strike

Written by // James Robbins

PhD project starts investigating ship strike

James Robbins has embarked on a new journey researching the threat of Ship Strike - although a global issue, there is a lot not known about it.

Nov06

ORCA Photography Competition winners announced!

ORCA Photography Competition winners announced!

The winners for the 2019 Photography Competition have been selected by ORCA Patron, Mark Carwardine.

Oct17

True’s beaked whale paper published

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

True’s beaked whale paper published

Our paper on the teeth observed in a group of True’s beaked whales has been published on Peer J!

Oct11

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

A humpback whale found dead in the Thames this week was likely to have been killed by ship strike according to a report from experts investigating the incident.

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