Survey & Sightings News

Oct21

Name that cetacean!

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Name that cetacean!

Inspired by a great new field guide, we've got some top tips for helping you to identify cetaceans at sea! 

Jul18

Sensational Sightings in Canada

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Sensational Sightings in Canada

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors recorded 1,604 and 23 confirmed species as they travelled round Canada on the Saga Sapphire! 

Mar20

The power of citizen science

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

The power of citizen science

Citizen science involves members of the general public in the collection of scientific data to help inform and improve the conservation of our marine spaces.

Feb06

2019 cruise season kicks off in style!

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2019 cruise season kicks off in style!

ORCA's first cruise of 2019 included some sensational sightings on board P&O Cruise's Ventura.

Aug06

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images

ORCA's True's beaked whale photo recognised by the prestigious scientific journal.

Jul19

Rare beaked whale encounter stuns ORCA team

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Rare beaked whale encounter stuns ORCA team

A pod of True's beaked whales appeared next to Pont-Aven in a once in a lifetime sighting during ORCA's trip with Jessops.

Jun21

Successful voyage for ORCA and Silvesea

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Successful voyage for ORCA and Silvesea

The new partnership, launched in early 2018, has seen ORCA's first ever voyages to the Pacific Ocean.

May23

ORCA harbour porpoise research exhibited

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA harbour porpoise research exhibited

A new study has been showcased at a major postgraduate conference this week by a Masters student who has been working with ORCA in 2018.

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.

Jun14

ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

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ORCA complete first cruise with Celebrity Cruises

A pilot trip aboard Celebrity Millennium saw ORCA Cruise Conservationists monitoring cetaceans in Alaska

Mar05

ORCA announce new partnership with Crystal

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA announce new partnership with Crystal

ORCA Cruise Conservationists are to join selected Crystal Cruises voyages in 2019 to deliver unforgettable wildlife experiences.

Nov28

The State of European Cetaceans 2018 has launched!

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Survey & Sightings News

The State of European Cetaceans 2018 has launched!

ORCA’s latest report highlights a shift in important areas for marine mammals in UK waters

Jul23

Final plans being made for ORCA OceanWatch 2018

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

Final plans being made for ORCA OceanWatch 2018

The fourth year of ORCA's ever popular corporate volunteering programme looks like the biggest yet.

Jul09

A day in the life of a Marine Mammal Surveyor

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A day in the life of a Marine Mammal Surveyor

ORCA Surveyor Ronnie McGowan talks about his experience surveying in the Hebrides one our new routes for 2018.

Jun19

ORCA survey announced around the Falklands

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ORCA survey announced around the Falklands

The survey will take place in partnership with Oceanwide Expeditions aboard MV Ortelius, and will depart Argentina in October 2018

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