ORCA News

Apr16

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

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

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

The new funding comes as Theresa May is expected to call on Commonwealth heads of government to commit to addressing the issue of marine plastic.

Apr12

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

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

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

The Yangtze River porpoise, which is endangered, has been shown to be a "distinct species" according to new research.

Apr10

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Passengers will have a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the research vessel Silurian in some of the most productive waters around the UK.

Apr05

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

The bowhead whale, which is occasionally seen around the UK, has a mind-boggling repertoire that hints at one of the most complex language structures of any mammal.

Apr03

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

Senior members of the ORCA team will be heading to Italy to join the European Cetacean Society Conference 2018.

Mar29

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

The programme, which includes partners such as ORCA, JNCC and Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust, will promote the marine environment on the west coast of Scotland.

Mar27

Job of a lifetime in the North Sea

Categories // Vacancies

Job of a lifetime in the North Sea

We are looking for a passionate, driven Wildlife Officer to work on our North Sea programme with DFDS

Mar26

New study highlights impact of biodiversity loss

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

New study highlights impact of biodiversity loss

The study suggests that the destruction of nature is likely to strike a significant blow to the planet's ability to meet the needs of large parts of the Earth's population.

Apr13

Dolphin and porpoise sightings in the North Sea!

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Dolphin and porpoise sightings in the North Sea!

Our team on KING Seaways solider through rough weather and get great rewards for their hard work.

Apr11

First Pont-Aven Wildlife Officer blog of 2018

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Survey & Sightings News

First Pont-Aven Wildlife Officer blog of 2018
Kelly & Kate look back on their first week on board Brittany Ferries flagship.
Apr05

Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

Just days into our Wildlife Officer season, the team spot ORCA's namesake on the crossing to northern Spain.

Apr04

Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer season kicks off

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer season kicks off

Sam, one our Wildlife Officer class of 2018, gives an insight into her first week at sea.

Mar30

BBC wildlife cameraman to join Sea Safari in 2018

Categories // Sea Safari

BBC wildlife cameraman to join Sea Safari in 2018

Matt Brierley, whose credits include Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, will be joining the trip on 11th September to talk about his experiences whilst helping passengers spot whales and dolphins.

Mar28

Great first Plymouth - Roscoff survey for 2018

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Great first Plymouth - Roscoff survey for 2018

The ORCA survey team, surveying aboard Bretagne for the first time, also had a very special sighting in the English Channel.

Mar27

Wildlife Officer season kicks off in the North Sea

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Wildlife Officer season kicks off in the North Sea

Now in its eleventh year, ORCA Wildlife Offciers are back on board KING Seaways meeting members of the public on the route from Newcastle to Ijmuiden.

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