ORCA News

Jul27

Can Tokyo 2020 be the ‘greenest games ever’ whilst Japan continues to kill whales?

Can Tokyo 2020 be the ‘greenest games ever’ whilst Japan continues to kill whales?

Following their exit from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 2019, Japan continues whaling within its own coastal waters and Exclusive Economic Zone. 

Jul13

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Barclays

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Barclays

World Oceans Day is celebrated on the 8th June each year, and this year, ORCA were excited to work with the Barclays Code Playground team to raise awareness of the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. 

Jun29

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Check out the latest news from Jess, our Hebrides Wildlife Officer! 

Jun17

A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

What a first week it's been for Lily on board Brittany Ferries brand new ship the Galicia! 

Jun01

Bute-iful porpoises in Wemyss Bay and a trip to St Kilda

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Bute-iful porpoises in Wemyss Bay and a trip to St Kilda

Find out what Wildlife Officer, Jess, has been up to over the last few weeks in the Hebrides! 

May17

Sad ending for young minke whale in the Thames

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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. 

May06

What is blubber?

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

What is blubber?

Most people are familiar with this term, it refers to a layer of fat that is unique to marine mammals that enables them to survive in cold water! Find out more in our latest Wildlife Officer blog. 

Apr21

Sei whale in the Firth of Forth

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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!

Jul21

Cruising Coastal Landscapes of the West on the Saga Discovery

Cruising Coastal Landscapes of the West on the Saga Discovery

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors recorded 123 cetaceans as they sailed along the south coast of the UK on the ‘Coastal Landscapes of the West’ cruise on board the Saga Spirit of Discovery.

Jul06

We’re back out to sea!

We’re back out to sea!

An update about our work at sea in 2021! 

Jun23

Species Spotlight: Orca

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Species Spotlight: Orca

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

Jun08

ORCA OceanWatchers

Categories // ORCA Events

ORCA OceanWatchers

ORCA’s vision is to see the oceans alive with whales and dolphins and this World Oceans Day we’re excited to tell you about the launch of a brand new citizen science programme – ORCA OceanWatchers.

May25

Wally the Walrus moves to Cornwall!

Wally the Walrus moves to Cornwall!

After spending a couple of months in Wales, Wally the Walrus has now moved to Cornwall and was most recently spotted near Padstow! 

May11

The State of European Cetaceans 2021 has launched!

The State of European Cetaceans 2021 has launched!

Data collected from platforms of opportunity by our network of volunteers has been analysed and today our 2021 The State of European Cetaceans (SOEC) report has launched!

Apr28

Exceptional sighting of a gray whale in Italy

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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.

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