ORCA News

Mar11

The 2021 Hebrides Wildlife Officer season begins!

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The 2021 Hebrides Wildlife Officer season begins!

March marks the start of the ORCA Wildlife Officer season and, although the 2021 season will look a little different, we are excited to welcome and introduce you to Jess Owen who is joining ORCA as the Hebrides Wildlife Officer. 

Feb24

New Southern Resident killer whale calf spotted!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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.

Feb10

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

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Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Every year on February 11th, the critical role women and girls play in science and technology is recognised by ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’. So we wanted to celebrate our amazing female staff and volunteers.

Jan27

Phenomenal feedback from online Marine Mammal Surveyor Courses!

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Phenomenal feedback from online Marine Mammal Surveyor Courses!

Last year ORCA transformed the ever popular Marine Mammal Surveyor Course to an online format!

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.

Nov12

Back to Nature!

Back to Nature!

We’re so excited to share with you some extracts from ‘Back to Nature’, a brilliant new book from our wonderful patron Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin!

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.

Mar04

The Recovery of Nature

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

The Recovery of Nature

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

Feb18

Help stop UK cetaceans dying in nets

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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.

Feb03

New species of whale identified in the Gulf of Mexico

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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). 

Jan21

Tragic killing of a minke whale in Japan

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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!

Aug31

ORCA to offer first ever online MMS Course

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ORCA to offer first ever online MMS Course

ORCA's long-running citizen science courses will be offered online as well as face-to-face in 2020.

Aug10

July in Lockdown for Whales and Dolphins

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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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