ORCA News

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.

Mar23

Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

The incident has already resulted in more than 140 deaths, with only a handful of animals still alive

Mar19

Shark net trial fails in Australia

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Shark net trial fails in Australia

The trial in Australia appears to have failed to prevent bull sharks entering swimming waters, but could potentially have a devastating impact on other marine life

Mar09

Celebrating citizen science work in Scotland

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Celebrating citizen science work in Scotland

The CalMac Marine Awareness Programme launch event will take place in Oan later this month, with ORCA amongst the organisations paticipating.

Mar06

Behind the Scenes - ORCA Wildlife Officers

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Behind the Scenes - ORCA Wildlife Officers

We chatted to Anna Bunney, ORCA's Education Coordinator and the brains behind the ORCA Wildlife Officer Programme, about her experiences of engaging members of the public in marine conservation.

Feb22

Plastic issue reaches brand new depths

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Plastic issue reaches brand new depths

Report finds that almost three quarters of deep sea fish have plastic particles in their bodies, highlighting the pervasiveness of the plastic issue.

Feb20

North Sea Wildlife Officer starts in one month

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

North Sea Wildlife Officer starts in one month

Now entering it's twelfth year, ORCA's partnership with DFDS will continue to engage thousands of passengers aboard KING Seaways crossing from Newcastle to Ijmuiden.

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.

Mar22

Throwback Thursday - North Sea Wildlife Officers

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Throwback Thursday - North Sea Wildlife Officers

With our North Sea Wildlife Officer Programme for 2018 kicking off tomorrow, we take a look back on a wonderful 2017 to whet the appetite before the season starts!

Mar12

Super Supporter - Rebecca Walker

Categories // Fundraising & Support

Super Supporter - Rebecca Walker

We chat to Rebecca Walker, ORCA Surveyor and marine mammal specialist at Natural England, about the prestigious fellowship she has won with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Mar08

Wildlife report from the Bright Lights of Norway

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Wildlife report from the Bright Lights of Norway

Our 2018 cruise season set off to a great start on the Saga Pearl II to see the Bright Lights of Norway

Feb28

Applications open for new ORCA Wildlife Officer

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Applications open for new ORCA Wildlife Officer

The brand new programme will be delivered in partnership with long term ORCA partner DFDS on the Newhaven to Dieppe.

Feb21

Common dolphins strandings in Ireland

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Common dolphins strandings in Ireland

Findings from the Irish Whale & Dolphin Group suggests increase of 350% in common dolphin strandings, a key fact in a rise in the total number of cetacean strandings.

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