ORCA News

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

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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

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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.

Feb15

Report shows krill populations to be at risk

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Report shows krill populations to be at risk

Small crustaceans are a critical part of the ocean ecosystem and provide food for creatures of all sizes, from whales to penguins.

Feb09

Ship strike in Panama Canal drops

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship strike in Panama Canal drops

A traffic separation scheme and 10 knot speed restriction has seen a huge drop in the number of strikes since December 2014, showing positive signs for the future.

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

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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.

Feb16

ORCA Photo Competition 2018 launches

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ORCA Photo Competition 2018 launches

With sponsorship from Jessops Academy & Silversea Cruises, the 2018 edition is being judged by legendary wildlife photographer & ORCA patron Mark Carwardine.

Feb14

2018 Saga Cruise programme sets sail!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

2018 Saga Cruise programme sets sail!

Bright Lights in Norway cruise aboard the Saga Pearl II leaves from Portsmouth today with our first ORCA team of the year on board.

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