ORCA News

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".

May04

Finspiration from our Ocean Giants

Finspiration from our Ocean Giants

Welcoming Ocean Conservationist Nina on board the DFDS King Seaways! 

May04

From porpoises to people

From porpoises to people

It’s been a whirlwind of the first two weeks on the Brittany Ferries Pont- Aven, but it has been an amazing experience, and I’m so glad this is only the beginning!

Apr07

Help stop UK cetaceans dying in nets

Help stop UK cetaceans dying in nets

Every year thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises die in UK waters due to incidental capture in fishing gear. This is usually referred to as bycatch and is one of the greatest threats to cetaceans.

Mar17

The North Sea season is about to start onboard the King Seaways!

The North Sea season is about to start onboard the King Seaways!

Welcome to the first blog of the 2022 Ocean Conservationist season with DFDS King Seaways.

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! 

May04

Hello from the Hebrides!

Hello from the Hebrides!

ORCA Ocean Conservationist Jess has returned to the Hebrides for another survey season with CalMac Ferries

Apr22

Double your donation for ORCA today!

Double your donation for ORCA today!

Our Green Match Fund Campaign is now live! For the next week, any donation you give will be matched up to a total of £2500, so please help provide our people the tools they need to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Apr13

#Rudetointrude

#Rudetointrude

As the weather improves, whales, dolphins, porpoises and other marine mammals are at risk of disturbance as people head to the coast and out to sea.

Mar28

Whaling to resume in Iceland

Whaling to resume in Iceland

Fin whales in Icelandic waters will be killed for profit for the first time in four years this summer, as Icelandic whalers announced their intention to hunt fin whales in 2022.

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