Whale & Dolphin General News

Jun18

Hebrides Wildlife Officer attends fin whale stranding

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Hebrides Wildlife Officer attends fin whale stranding

ORCA's Hebrides Wildlife Officer, Ashleigh, came to assist in the live stranding of a fin whale in Wales.

Apr02

Oceans could be restored by 2050

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Oceans could be restored by 2050

The world’s oceans have been misused by humans for decades, but scientists believe rebuilding them is a very achievable goal.

Mar16

ORCA’s response to ‘COVID-19’

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ORCA’s response to ‘COVID-19’

ORCA has been closely monitoring the Government advice and each of our shipping partners’ advice regarding the current coronavirus outbreak.

Feb28

ORCA release new scientific paper

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ORCA release new scientific paper

Researchers from ORCA and the University of Plymouth have explored common dolphin densities in keys areas covered by ORCA surveys.

Feb03

Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

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Sperm whale sadly dies in the Thames

After a three day struggle a sperm whale that was spotted in the Thames sadly stranded and died.

Jan20

Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

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Search for bowhead whales with ORCA!

ORCA will be monitoring whales and dolphins on a very special cruise in May 2021 with Oceanwide Expeditions.

Jan07

More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

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More details emerge about Portsmouth ship strike incident

An investigation has identified the deceased Portsmouth whale as a juvenile fin whale.

Oct17

True’s beaked whale paper published

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True’s beaked whale paper published

Our paper on the teeth observed in a group of True’s beaked whales has been published on Peer J!

Apr27

No whaling in Iceland in 2020

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No whaling in Iceland in 2020

For the second year in a row, Iceland will not be hunting whales in positive news for fin whales.

Mar23

ORCA Lessons!

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ORCA Lessons!

To support families at home and teachers during the Coronavirus pandemic, ORCA have been producing interactive lessons, activities, and question and answer sessions about whales and dolphins!

Mar03

Harbour porpoise proposal

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Harbour porpoise proposal

ORCA part of a group of NGO's that have presented a proposal focused on two small, distinct and endangered populations of harbour porpoises. 

Feb17

Communicating the issue of ship strike

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Communicating the issue of ship strike

James Robbins continues his monthly blogs about his PhD investigating ship strike and how he will be undertaking research to better understand this threat.

Jan27

2019 round up!

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2019 round up!

Well what a year 2019 was!

Jan15

Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

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Stranded killer whale discovered in East Anglia

The animal, which is the first stranded orca in England and Wales since 2001 was discovered just before Christmas.

Nov13

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

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Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

The final 21 belugas that were being kept in 'whale jails' in Russia's far east have been released 

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