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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.

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.

Apr03

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

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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.

Mar26

New study highlights impact of biodiversity loss

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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.

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

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.

May03
Apr30

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

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

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

After months of hard work, ORCA's brand new website has today gone live for our supporters and members to enjoy.

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.

Apr05

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

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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.

Mar29

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

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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.

Mar23

Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

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Tragic mass stranding in Western Australia

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

Mar09

Celebrating citizen science work in Scotland

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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.

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