Whale & Dolphin General News

Aug01

Guidance issued for summer wildlife watching at sea

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

Guidance issued for summer wildlife watching at sea

The guidance poster is aimed at members of the public heading out to sea at the start of the summer holidays.

Jul26

Endangered whale spotted in Icelandic waters

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

Endangered whale spotted in Icelandic waters

The North Atlantic right whale, which is critically endangered, was spotted by a whale watching company from Reykjavik.

Jul03

Ship Strike research restarts

Written by // James Robbins, Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship Strike research restarts

Building on research conducted in 2017, ORCA are partnering once again with Brittany Ferries to gain valuable insights into the issue of ship strike.

Jun22

Blue whale found to be a victim of ship strike

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

Blue whale found to be a victim of ship strike

The juvenile female, which was found at Point Reyes on Monday, had blunt force trauma consistent with ship strike.

Jun20

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

ORCA condemns the killing of endangered fin whales as Icelandic whaling ships set sail.  

May31

333 minke whales killed in Japanese field survey

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

333 minke whales killed in Japanese field survey

A report sent to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has revealed that Japanese ‘scientists’ caught and killed a total of 333 minke whales in just 12 weeks during their Antarctic Summer field survey.

May21

Whale likely to have been involved in ship strike

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

Whale likely to have been involved in ship strike

A 32 foot humpback whale found dead on Long Beach, New York, was likely to have been involved in a ship strike according to conservation experts in the area.

May18

Ocean Nomads: Unlikely visitors to our waters

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

Ocean Nomads: Unlikely visitors to our waters

We've had some really unusual sightings in 2018, but why do some species end up in our area?

Jul30

Rare hybrid dolphin spotted in Hawaiian waters

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

Rare hybrid dolphin spotted in Hawaiian waters

The melon-headed whale/routh-toothed dolphin cross represents the first ever documented offspring of the two species.

Jul11

Blue whale slaughtered by Icelandic whaling vessel

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

Blue whale slaughtered by Icelandic whaling vessel

An iconic giant of the ocean has been killed by whalers in waters around Iceland in contravention of international law.

Jun25

New campaign to protect wildlife at sea launched

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

New campaign to protect wildlife at sea launched

The Wildlife Trusts are calling for support for 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

Jun21

Marine conservation message reinforced

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Marine conservation message reinforced

ORCA's Wildlife Officer in the Hebrides, Andy, joined dozens of local people at an event this week The most recemarking the start of the Marine Plastics Summit.

Jun14

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

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

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

According to a new study, scientists have estimated that North Atlantic right whales may face extinction within the next 30 years unless policies are expanded to new areas. 

May29

Survey for endangered finless porpoise

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

Survey for endangered finless porpoise

An institute in China has begun a survey to collect vital data on the endangered finless porpoise.

May21

Fisheries closed in response to sightings

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

Fisheries closed in response to sightings

Authorities have closed a number of fisheries in the North Atlantic in response to two critically endangered North Atlantic right whales being sighted in the area.

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