ORCA News

Feb07

Citizen scientists are the future!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Citizen scientists are the future!

The work of citizen scientists, continues to be a crucial role in helping to understand the environment around us.

Feb05

Marine mammals under threat from micro plastics

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Marine mammals under threat from micro plastics

A new study has suggested that the risk from micro plastics to marine mammals is increasing and could even lead to extinction.

Feb01

New Scottish MPA funding confirmed

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

New Scottish MPA funding confirmed

The areas covered will contribute towards the protection of species such as minke whales and Risso's dolphins, and will be supported by ORCA's new Hebridean survey programme.

Jan31

Talking killer whale can mimic human sound

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Talking killer whale can mimic human sound

Research released today shows that an orca in a marine park in the French Riviera can be taught to say simple human words.

Jan24

Looking back at our Ship Strike project

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Looking back at our Ship Strike project

In a week when many UK companies have made announcements to help protect the marine environment, we revisit an innovative project that ORCA & Brittany Ferries partnered on in 2017.

Jan22

Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

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Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

Battles line drawn in argument over use of video footage of marine life accidentally killed by Kiwi fishing industry.

Jan17

Four weeks until our 2018 survey season begins!

Categories // Sea Safari

Four weeks until our 2018 survey season begins!

Despite 2018 only having just started, ORCA are already gearing up for our first survey of a bumper 2018!

Jan16

Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

The recent death of a white-beaked dolphin found stranded on the Isle of Wight occured right on ORCA's doorstep, just across the Solent from our main offices in Portsmouth.

Feb06

Duke of Cambridge gives speech on illegal wildlife trade

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Duke of Cambridge gives speech on illegal wildlife trade

Yesterday evening Prince William gave a keynote speech at the UK Chamber of Shipping Annual Dinner, outlining the shipping industry’s role in arresting the illegal wildlife trade.

Feb02

New partnership with Noble Caledonia

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

New partnership with Noble Caledonia

The charity will be participating in the small cruise ship specialist's new citizen science programme in 2018.

Feb01

Surge of plastic action brings hope of tipping point

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Surge of plastic action brings hope of tipping point

A raft of retailers and other businesses have announced action on limiting plastic waste, including some of ORCA's partners.

Jan30

Caption competition to win an Adoption Tin!

Categories // ORCA Events

Caption competition to win an Adoption Tin!

Entries are open until 5pm on Friday 2nd February and the best two entries will be sent one of our fab adoption tins, generously donated by Gift Republic.

Jan23

Action taken in Gulf of St Lawrence

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Action taken in Gulf of St Lawrence

The area has had speed restrictions placed on it to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, with fourteen ships slapped with fines.

Jan19

Survey applications open biggest year yet!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Survey applications open biggest year yet!

This year will see more surveys, more partners, and more conservation projects than ever before.

Jan16

ORCA announce new partnership with Silversea

Categories // Sea Safari

ORCA announce new partnership with Silversea

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea has today launched a new partnership with ORCA, one of the UK’s leading marine conservation charities.

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