ORCA News

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. 

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! 

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.

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.

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