ORCA News

Aug08

Marine Wildlife around the British Isles

Marine Wildlife around the British Isles

A voyage of discovery around the British Isles on board Ambassador Cruise Line's Ambience 

Aug01

100 bottlenose dolphins slaughtered in the Faroe Islands

100 bottlenose dolphins slaughtered in the Faroe Islands

On 29th July 2022, around 100 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the bay at Skalafjorour and slaughtered. This is the same bay where 1,428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins were killed in 2021.

Jul22

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the IWC's ban on commercial whaling

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the IWC's ban on commercial whaling

During the 20th century, almost three million great whales were killed in industrial whaling operations for their oil and meat, which caused many species to be on the brink of extinction.

Jul11

New threat to dolphins from brutal new Faroe Islands hunting quota

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

New threat to dolphins from brutal new Faroe Islands hunting quota

After global outcry in response to an unprecedented massacre in September 2021, the Faroe Islands have formalised dolphin hunts.

Jun29

Exploring Alaska

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Exploring Alaska

Ocean Conservationist, Lauren, tells us about her very special summer in Alaska as a part of a new programme helping to protect whales in the northeast Pacific.

Jun07

Whales of Iceland and the Azores

Whales of Iceland and the Azores

In April ORCA and Fred.Olsen worked together on a very special itinerary that has been almost three years in the planning. Head of Partnerships, Steve Jones, was onboard and writes about his experience on the ship.

May18

Bay of Biscay or Bay of Dolphins?

Bay of Biscay or Bay of Dolphins?

I have just finished my first ever rotation as an ORCA Ocean Conservationist, and what a fantastic experience it has been.

May04

Hello from the Bay of Biscay!

Hello from the Bay of Biscay!

It was an exciting first two weeks onboard the Galicia for Ocean Conservationist Natasha! 

Aug01

Joint NGO statement on Faroes dolphin hunts

Joint NGO statement on Faroes dolphin hunts

NGOs stand united in their outrage at the dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands.

Aug01

Name the whale!

Name the whale!

Working with Happywhale to identify and protect whales around the world.

Jul21

Ocean Conservationist Training Course

Ocean Conservationist Training Course

We’re recruiting the next generation of Ocean Conservationists to help us protect the marine environment!

Jul07

Faroe Island Sanctions to be discussed in Westminster Hall & your action is needed!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Faroe Island Sanctions to be discussed in Westminster Hall & your action is needed!

A debate about the possibility of trade sanctions against the Faroes is coming next week and we need ORCA supporters to take action to help make a difference!

Jun14

Scottish orcas - The West Coast Community

Scottish orcas - The West Coast Community

Hebrides Ocean Conservationist Jess tells us all about the orcas (also known as killer whales) that have been making waves on the West coast of Scotland this spring.

May25

ORCA X Clim8

ORCA X Clim8

We are proud to announce a brand new partnership with Clim8, which will see them supporting our work to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.

May11

Is the vaquita doomed to extinction?

Is the vaquita doomed to extinction?

The vaquita porpoise is listed as being critically endangered by the IUCN, with only ten individuals remaining, however, a new genetic study has stated that the vaquita may not be "doomed to extinction".

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