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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.
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.
Yesterday evening Prince William gave a keynote speech at the UK Chamber of Shipping Annual Dinner, outlining the shipping industry’s role in arresting the illegal wildlife trade.
The areas covered will contribute towards the protection of species such as minke whales and Risso's dolphins, and will be supported by ORCA's new Hebridean survey programme.
Research released today shows that an orca in a marine park in the French Riviera can be taught to say simple human words.
Battles line drawn in argument over use of video footage of marine life accidentally killed by Kiwi fishing industry.
The UK Government is expected to announce that the charge for single carrier bags is to be extended to all retailers in an announcement later this week.
Ferry operator CalMac has seconded a full time ORCA Wildlife Officer to help educate crew and passengers about marine life across the west coast.
Small crustaceans are a critical part of the ocean ecosystem and provide food for creatures of all sizes, from whales to penguins.
The work of citizen scientists, continues to be a crucial role in helping to understand the environment around us.
A new study has suggested that the risk from micro plastics to marine mammals is increasing and could even lead to extinction.
A raft of retailers and other businesses have announced action on limiting plastic waste, including some of ORCA's partners.
The area has had speed restrictions placed on it to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, with fourteen ships slapped with fines.
The recent death of a white-beaked dolphin found stranded on the Isle of Wight occured right on ORCA's doorstep, just across the Solent from our main offices in Portsmouth.
Prime Minister Theresa May will today release details of the UK Government’s long awaited 25 year plan for the environment, with early indications showing some positive steps being made but many details remaining unclear.
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