ORCA is working to prevent one of the main threats to large whales in the North East Atlantic – the risk of being hit by ships.
ORCA representatives will be showcsing our findings at the Worldwide Marine Mammal Conference in Barcelona in December 2019.
The study investigated the impact that an approaching large vessel has on fin whale behaviour. The results have been submitted to a scientific journal for publication, and will be outlined fully soon; however for now the poster shared in Barcelona with the marine mammal community can be viewed below.
Workshop report on how to identfy a clear way forwards to address the risks of ship strike on large whales within the Bay of Biscay.
A practical information guide for shipping on large whales of the Bay of Biscay and how to reduce whale strike risk.