ORCA News

Jun21

Successful voyage for ORCA and Silvesea

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

Successful voyage for ORCA and Silvesea

The new partnership, launched in early 2018, has seen ORCA's first ever voyages to the Pacific Ocean.

Jun20

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

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

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

ORCA condemns the killing of endangered fin whales as Icelandic whaling ships set sail.  

Jun14

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

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

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

According to a new study, scientists have estimated that North Atlantic right whales may face extinction within the next 30 years unless policies are expanded to new areas. 

Jun07

Harbour porpoise protections at risk

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Harbour porpoise protections at risk

Vital protected areas for harbour porpoises around the UK have still not been designated and may now be nullified if not agreed before Brexit.

May31

333 minke whales killed in Japanese field survey

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

333 minke whales killed in Japanese field survey

A report sent to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has revealed that Japanese ‘scientists’ caught and killed a total of 333 minke whales in just 12 weeks during their Antarctic Summer field survey.

May24

Keep ORCA in your inbox

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Fundraising & Support

Keep ORCA in your inbox

We really want to tell you about the vital work we do for whales and dolphins! 

May21

Throwback Thursday: Sea Safari 2017

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Sea Safari

Throwback Thursday: Sea Safari 2017

Saturday is exactly one month until the start of our 2018 Sea Safari season, so we take a look back at some of the highlights from last year to whet your appetite for our ever popular trips!

May21

Fisheries closed in response to sightings

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

Fisheries closed in response to sightings

Authorities have closed a number of fisheries in the North Atlantic in response to two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales being sighted in the area.

Jun21

Marine conservation message reinforced

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Marine conservation message reinforced

ORCA's Wildlife Officer in the Hebrides, Andy, joined dozens of local people at an event this week The most recemarking the start of the Marine Plastics Summit.

Jun19

ORCA survey announced around the Falklands

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA survey announced around the Falklands

The survey will take place in partnership with Oceanwide Expeditions aboard MV Ortelius, and will depart Argentina in October 2018

Jun11

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

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

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

The newest ORCA Wildlife Officer programme, delivered in partnership with DFDS, will run for seven weeks on both ships on the route.

Jun01

Maddy Couch #1000rescue project

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Fundraising & Support

Maddy Couch #1000rescue project

We are delighted to have UK artist Maddy Couch supporting ORCA as part of her #1000rescue project.

May29

Survey for endangered finless porpoise

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

Survey for endangered finless porpoise

An institute in China has begun a survey to collect vital data on the endangered finless porpoise.

May23

ORCA harbour porpoise research exhibited

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

ORCA harbour porpoise research exhibited

A new study has been showcased at a major postgraduate conference this week by a Masters student who has been working with ORCA in 2018.

May21

Whale likely to have been involved in ship strike

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

Whale likely to have been involved in ship strike

A 32 foot humpback whale found dead on Long Beach, New York, was likely to have been involved in a ship strike according to conservation experts in the area.

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