ORCA News

Jan17

ORCA OceanWatchers: Dennis and Anne Kell

ORCA OceanWatchers: Dennis and Anne Kell

In June 2021, we launched our exciting new ORCA OceanWatchers programme, which allows us to continue our vital work in monitoring important ocean habitats

Jan04

Happy New Year From ORCA

Happy New Year From ORCA

From everyone in the ORCA Office, we want to wish you a Happy New Year!

Dec20

A round up of 2021

A round up of 2021

Despite 2021 once again looking a little unusual for ORCA, it turned out to be an exciting year with Ocean Conservationists and Marine Mammal Surveyors back out to sea and the launch of a brand new programme and app! Here are some of our highlights from this year: 

Dec09

ORCA announce new partnership with Ambassador Cruise Lines

ORCA announce new partnership with Ambassador Cruise Lines

The new partnership will see ORCA and Ambassador launching the first cruise Anti-whaling campaign.

Nov24

Welcome to the ORCA Team!

Welcome to the ORCA Team!

We’re delighted to welcome Eleanor Keppie to the team at ORCA HQ. 

Nov11

Expedia ban tickets to see captive cetaceans

Expedia ban tickets to see captive cetaceans

The travel company Expedia have made changes to their animal welfare policy and are no longer selling holidays that include tickets to attractions with captive whales and dolphins.

Oct26

Another amazing Whale Education Month!

Another amazing Whale Education Month!

During October, schools across the UK have been celebrating wonderful whales as part of Whale Education Month. 

Oct06

575 minke whales slaughtered by Norwegian whalers

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575 minke whales slaughtered by Norwegian whalers

The deadliest year for minke whales since 2016 in Norway.  

Jan05

Guest Blog: Thomas Stone

Guest Blog: Thomas Stone

We are delighted to have a guest blog from Thomas Stone, an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor and OceanWatcher, about the Seas Your Future project he is joining this January. During his voyage, Thomas will be using ORCA survey protocols to collect effort, environmental and sightings data about any whales, dolphins and porpoises that are seen.

Dec16

How to have a plastic-free Christmas!

How to have a plastic-free Christmas!

As Christmas draws closer, we want to encourage our members and supporters to make a difference to the marine environment and go plastic-free!

Dec01

Guest blog: Richard Barrett

Guest blog: Richard Barrett

Wild World, Photographing Iconic Wildlife: Orca

Nov15

Our final Saga cruise of 2021!

Our final Saga cruise of 2021!

Since 2007, teams of four Marine Mammal Surveyors have been invited onboard Saga’s ships and we have built up a reputation for enhancing the enjoyment of guests' trips and their understanding of marine wildlife. 

Nov03

Ocean Conservationist Course Launched

Ocean Conservationist Course Launched

We’re recruiting the next generation of Ocean Conservationists to help us protect the marine environment!

Oct19

Ship Strike in Japan

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship Strike in Japan

Sadly, large whales are hit by ships (‘ship strike’) globally, but this threat is poorly understood and under-reported.

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