ORCA News

Aug14

Tackling bycatch

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Tackling bycatch

Today new EU measures have come into place with the hope of reducing bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species.

Aug08

A super start to the Sea Safari season

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Sea Safari

A super start to the Sea Safari season

Our trips kicked off in July and 2019 is already turning out to be a corker!

Jul26

New partnership to equip ORCA surveyors

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Survey & Sightings News

 New partnership to equip ORCA surveyors

TSky, a Taiwanese technology company, have donated equipment for ORCA surveys.

Jun28

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

On Sunday 30th June, Japan will be leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). A concerning decision which will see them conducting commercial whaling within its 200-mile Exclusive Zone and coastal waters.

Jun14

ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

A pilot trip aboard Celebrity Millennium saw ORCA Cruise Conservationists monitoring cetaceans in Alaska

May14

An Ocean Emergency

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

An Ocean Emergency

We are facing an ocean emergency that's putting our beloved whales, dolphins, porpoises and all marine life at risk.

Apr30

Entangled in rope for months

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Entangled in rope for months

A sad story from Scotland which saw a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing rope for months, resulting in a slow death

Apr08

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port last week having killed 333 minke whales, supposedly in the name of science.

Aug12

Hebridean Minicruise

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // ORCA Events

Hebridean Minicruise

ORCA and CalMac launch Hebridean Minicruise, Oban to Castlebay and back, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Aug02

ORCA OceanWatch returns!

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

ORCA OceanWatch returns!

The fifth year of the programme is hoping to see more animals than ever before!

Jul18

Sensational Sightings in Canada

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Sensational Sightings in Canada

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors recorded 1,604 and 23 confirmed species as they travelled round Canada on the Saga Sapphire! 

Jun21

An overwhelming week of whales

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

An overwhelming week of whales

What a week it's been for Wildlife Officers on board the Pont-Aven! 

May31

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

41 new Marine Conservation zones are welcomed by the conservation sector but they need proper management and collaboration from the Government

May02

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

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

Apr15

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

87 belugas and 11 orcas are being freed from 'whale jails' where they were being kept for illegal sale to Chinese theme parks

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