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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.
The incident has already resulted in more than 140 deaths, with only a handful of animals still alive
The CalMac Marine Awareness Programme launch event will take place in Oan later this month, with ORCA amongst the organisations paticipating.
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.
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.
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.
The areas covered will contribute towards the protection of species such as minke whales and Risso's dolphins, and will be supported by ORCA's new Hebridean survey programme.
Research released today shows that an orca in a marine park in the French Riviera can be taught to say simple human words.
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.
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
Report finds that almost three quarters of deep sea fish have plastic particles in their bodies, highlighting the pervasiveness of the plastic issue.
Small crustaceans are a critical part of the ocean ecosystem and provide food for creatures of all sizes, from whales to penguins.
The work of citizen scientists, continues to be a crucial role in helping to understand the environment around us.
A new study has suggested that the risk from micro plastics to marine mammals is increasing and could even lead to extinction.
A raft of retailers and other businesses have announced action on limiting plastic waste, including some of ORCA's partners.
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