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Jun23

Species Spotlight: Orca

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Species Spotlight: Orca

The orca is one of the most familiar and well-known cetaceans.

Apr28

Exceptional sighting of a gray whale in Italy

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Exceptional sighting of a gray whale in Italy

During the weekend of 17th April, a young gray whale was spotted in the Gulf of Naples, three days after another sighting in the waters off the island of Ponza.

Mar31

Walrus sighting on the Welsh coast

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Walrus sighting on the Welsh coast

A juvenile Atlantic walrus was recently spotted off the Pembrokeshire coast and has since become a celebrity, with some suggesting it should be nicknamed ‘Wally’.

Feb24

New Southern Resident killer whale calf spotted!

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New Southern Resident killer whale calf spotted!

Last week the Centre for Whale Research, in Washington State USA, confirmed that a calf had been born to the L pod family of Southern Resident killer whales.

Feb03

New species of whale identified in the Gulf of Mexico

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New species of whale identified in the Gulf of Mexico

A critically endangered species of whale has been identified in the Gulf of Mexico by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Jan13

Decline in harbour porpoises in the North Sea

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Decline in harbour porpoises in the North Sea

A long term study conducted in the North Sea has concluded that the number of harbour porpoises in the area is declining.

Aug26

Europe sees spike in beaked whale strandings

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Europe sees spike in beaked whale strandings

The past two weeks has seen a worrying number of beaked whales stranding around Europe, with many animals dying as a result.

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.

May17

Sad ending for young minke whale in the Thames

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Sad ending for young minke whale in the Thames

On Sunday 9th May, emergency services were alerted to a juvenile minke whale in the Thames, near Barnes Bridge, West London. The whale had become stuck on boat rollers near Richmond Lock and Weir in south-west London. 

Apr21

Sei whale in the Firth of Forth

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Sei whale in the Firth of Forth

Incredible footage of a Sei whale swimming in the Firth of Forth has been captured by onlookers who enjoyed watching the ocean giant from as close as 20 meters!

Mar04

The Recovery of Nature

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The Recovery of Nature

Urgent action is needed from the Government to protect our nature! 

Feb18

Help stop UK cetaceans dying in nets

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Help stop UK cetaceans dying in nets

Today (Thursday 18th February 2021) Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are launching the #GoodbyeBycatch campaign, which is calling for an end to the bycatch of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK seas.

Jan21

Tragic killing of a minke whale in Japan

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Tragic killing of a minke whale in Japan

The UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has vowed to “take a stand” against whale killing in Japan.

Jan08

Humpback whale in the Celtic Sea

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Humpback whale in the Celtic Sea

Over the Christmas and New Year period, some of our Marine Mammal Surveyors based in Cornwall were lucky enough witness the incredible sight of one of our favourite ocean giants, the humpback whale!

Aug10

July in Lockdown for Whales and Dolphins

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July in Lockdown for Whales and Dolphins

We take a look back at the world of whales and dolphins during July.

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