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Apr10

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

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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.

Apr03

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

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ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

Senior members of the ORCA team will be heading to Italy to join the European Cetacean Society Conference 2018.

Mar26

New study highlights impact of biodiversity loss

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New study highlights impact of biodiversity loss

The study suggests that the destruction of nature is likely to strike a significant blow to the planet's ability to meet the needs of large parts of the Earth's population.

Mar19

Shark net trial fails in Australia

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Shark net trial fails in Australia

The trial in Australia appears to have failed to prevent bull sharks entering swimming waters, but could potentially have a devastating impact on other marine life

Feb22

Plastic issue reaches brand new depths

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Plastic issue reaches brand new depths

Report finds that almost three quarters of deep sea fish have plastic particles in their bodies, highlighting the pervasiveness of the plastic issue.

Feb15

Report shows krill populations to be at risk

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Report shows krill populations to be at risk

Small crustaceans are a critical part of the ocean ecosystem and provide food for creatures of all sizes, from whales to penguins.

Feb07

Citizen scientists are the future!

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Citizen scientists are the future!

The work of citizen scientists, continues to be a crucial role in helping to understand the environment around us.

Feb05

Marine mammals under threat from micro plastics

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Marine mammals under threat from micro plastics

A new study has suggested that the risk from micro plastics to marine mammals is increasing and could even lead to extinction.

Apr05

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

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Research shows range of whale vocalisations

The bowhead whale, which is occasionally seen around the UK, has a mind-boggling repertoire that hints at one of the most complex language structures of any mammal.

Mar29

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

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CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

The programme, which includes partners such as ORCA, JNCC and Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust, will promote the marine environment on the west coast of Scotland.

Mar23

Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

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Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

The incident has already resulted in more than 140 deaths, with only a handful of animals still alive

Mar09

Celebrating citizen science work in Scotland

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Celebrating citizen science work in Scotland

The CalMac Marine Awareness Programme launch event will take place in Oan later this month, with ORCA amongst the organisations paticipating.

Feb21

Common dolphins strandings in Ireland

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Common dolphins strandings in Ireland

Findings from the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group suggests increase of 350% in common dolphin strandings, a key fact in a rise in the total number of cetacean strandings.

Feb09

Ship strike in Panama Canal drops

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Ship strike in Panama Canal drops

A traffic separation scheme and 10 knot speed restriction has seen a huge drop in the number of strikes since December 2014, showing positive signs for the future.

Feb06

Duke of Cambridge gives speech on illegal wildlife trade

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Duke of Cambridge gives speech on illegal wildlife trade

Yesterday evening Prince William gave a keynote speech at the UK Chamber of Shipping Annual Dinner, outlining the shipping industry’s role in arresting the illegal wildlife trade.

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