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Jan31

Talking killer whale can mimic human sound

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Talking killer whale can mimic human sound

Research released today shows that an orca in a marine park in the French Riviera can be taught to say simple human words.

Jan22

Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

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Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

Battles line drawn in argument over use of video footage of marine life accidentally killed by Kiwi fishing industry.

Jan11

Plastic bag charge set to be extended

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Plastic bag charge set to be extended

The UK Government is expected to announce that the charge for single carrier bags is to be extended to all retailers in an announcement later this week.

Nov24

ORCA launch new Wildlife Officer programme

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ORCA launch new Wildlife Officer programme

Ferry operator CalMac has seconded a full time ORCA Wildlife Officer to help educate crew and passengers about marine life across the west coast.

Jan23

Action taken in Gulf of St Lawrence

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Action taken in Gulf of St Lawrence

The area has had speed restrictions placed on it to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, with fourteen ships slapped with fines.

Jan16

Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

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Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

The recent death of a white-beaked dolphin found stranded on the Isle of Wight occured right on ORCA's doorstep, just across the Solent from our main offices in Portsmouth.

Jan11

Prime Minister to release details of 25 year plan

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Prime Minister to release details of 25 year plan

Prime Minister Theresa May will today release details of the UK Government’s long awaited 25 year plan for the environment, with early indications showing some positive steps being made but many details remaining unclear.

Nov08

New Science Officer!

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New Science Officer!

This week, we welcomed James Robbins to the ORCA team here in Portsmouth.  Read about James' role below and his past experiences, which make him the perfect candiate for the Science Officer post.

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