Whale & Dolphin General News

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.

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.

May18

New population of blue whales discovered!

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

New population of blue whales discovered!

Scientists have discovered a new population of blue whales between the North and South Islands of New Zealand, with findings suggesting the group are genetically distinct from others in the region.

May04

FACTFILE: Bryde's Whale

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

FACTFILE: Bryde's Whale

Closely related to the fin, sei and minke whale, this elusive species is subject to a great deal of debate within the scientific community.

May03
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Apr16

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

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

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

The new funding comes as Theresa May is expected to call on Commonwealth heads of government to commit to addressing the issue of marine plastic.

Apr10

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Passengers will have a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the research vessel Silurian in some of the most productive waters around the UK.

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.

May18

Ocean Nomads: Unlikely visitors to our waters

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

Ocean Nomads: Unlikely visitors to our waters

We've had some really unusual sightings in 2018, but why do some species end up in our area?

May14

New study highlights depth of plastic issue

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

New study highlights depth of plastic issue

The scale of the threat posed by plastic to the marine environment has reached new depths, according to a new scientific study

May03
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Apr30

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

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

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

After months of hard work, ORCA's brand new website has today gone live for our supporters and members to enjoy.

Apr12

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

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

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

The Yangtze River porpoise, which is endangered, has been shown to be a "distinct species" according to new research.

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