ORCA News

Feb17

Communicating the issue of ship strike

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Communicating the issue of ship strike

James Robbins continues his monthly blogs about his PhD investigating ship strike and how he will be undertaking research to better understand this threat.

Feb10

Gervais beaked whale sighting confirmed in ORCA first

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Gervais beaked whale sighting confirmed in ORCA first

Volunteers spotted the elusive species during a Saga cruise returning from the Caribbean.

Feb03

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

After a three day struggle a sperm whale that was spotted in the Thames sadly stranded and died.

Jan27

2019 round up!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

2019 round up!

Well what a year 2019 was!

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.

Feb11

International Women in Science Day!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

International Women in Science Day!

Febraury 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science & we want to celebrate our amazing female staff & volunteers!

Feb10

Broadcaster and conservationist announced as ORCA Patron

Categories // ORCA Events

Broadcaster and conservationist announced as ORCA Patron

Lizzie Daly, who has presented on BBC and National Geographic, has had a long-standing passion for the marine environment and will be an ambassador for ORCA’s conservation work as the charity’s newest patron.

Jan29

Cruise Conservationist Course 2020 launched!

Categories // ORCA Events

Cruise Conservationist Course 2020 launched!

The groundbreaking training programme will show delegates everything they need to know to be Cruise Conservationists.

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. 

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