ORCA News

Nov15

PhD project starts investigating ship strike

Written by // James Robbins

PhD project starts investigating ship strike

James Robbins has embarked on a new journey researching the threat of Ship Strike - although a global issue, there is a lot not known about it.

Nov06

ORCA Photography Competition winners announced!

ORCA Photography Competition winners announced!

The winners for the 2019 Photography Competition have been selected by ORCA Patron, Mark Carwardine.

Oct17

True’s beaked whale paper published

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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!

Oct09

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Sadly, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) have confirmed that the humpback whale seen swimming in the River Thames over the weekend has died.

Oct07

Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

A humpback whale has been spotted in the River Thames in the Dagenham area and is being monitored by the relevant organisations.

Sep13

ORCA’s new Science Officer

ORCA’s new Science Officer

We are delighted to welcome a new member to the ORCA Team!

Sep03

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

After 33 years, Japan have once again commenced commercial whaling, after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on the 30th June this year.  

Aug22

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

A new paper has shared findings that the most prevalent cause of ceacens strandings is the little understood threat, ship strike. 

Nov13

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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 

Oct21

Name that cetacean!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Name that cetacean!

Inspired by a great new field guide, we've got some top tips for helping you to identify cetaceans at sea! 

Oct11

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

A humpback whale found dead in the Thames this week was likely to have been killed by ship strike according to a report from experts investigating the incident.

Oct07

ORCA OceanWatch 2019

Categories // ORCA Events

ORCA OceanWatch 2019

ORCA OceanWatch continued to grow from strength to strength in 2019 with ferry and cruise partners working to do their bit for cetacean conservation.

Oct01

It’s Whale Education Month!

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

It’s Whale Education Month!

Schools across the UK are celebrating our wonderful whales, dolphins and porpoises!

Sep06

ORCA launch Cruise Conservationist Course

Categories // Vacancies

ORCA launch Cruise Conservationist Course

We currently have over forty cruises across four oceans planned for 2020, so are recruiting for a new cohort of Cruise Conservationists!

Aug30

Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

Lucky guests took to the seas to explore the Hebrides with CalMac Ferries and ORCA.

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