ORCA News

Nov15

Positive news for fin whale populations

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

Positive news for fin whale populations

Reclassification comes after the global population has doubled since the 1970s.

Nov05

Hope for whales from thermal imaging

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

Hope for whales from thermal imaging

Cutting edge technology could be use to cut the number of ship strikes deaths.

Oct30

Whale Education Month 2018 draws to a close

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

Whale Education Month 2018 draws to a close

ORCA's innovative education programme smashes records during sophomore year.

Oct24

Bags of Help for schools in Hampshire

Categories // ORCA Events

Bags of Help for schools in Hampshire

Grants voted for by the local community help ORCA to reach hundreds more children in our local area.

Oct15

ORCA Patron calls on MPs to respond to proposals to protect the environment

ORCA Patron calls on MPs to respond to proposals to protect the environment

The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife, developed by Chris Packham, is a ground-breaking strategy to protect the UK’s natural environment and promote biodiversity

Oct02

Sensational Sea Safari season ends

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Sea Safari

Sensational Sea Safari season ends

We crunch the numbers on one of the most memorable years ever!

Sep27

Icelandic fin whaling season comes to an end

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

Icelandic fin whaling season comes to an end

2018's slaughter of fin whales comes to a close after the first fin whaling season for two years

Sep25

"Once in a lifetime" sighting of beluga whale in the Thames

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

The animal is far from it's normal range and being monitored carefully by conservation organisations

Nov06

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

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

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

The largest species of toothed mammal has been seen in the Canadian Arctic in rare encounter.

Nov02

New tool launched to promote sustainable whale watching

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

New tool launched to promote sustainable whale watching

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) have launched a handbook designed to support operators, regulators and tourists.

Oct26

Photography Competition 2018 winners revealed

Categories // ORCA Events

Photography Competition 2018 winners revealed

The winners for the 2018 Photography Competition have been selected by ORCA Patron, Mark Carwardine.

Oct22

ORCA appoint Writer in Residence

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA appoint Writer in Residence

Writer and poet Jenna Clake, who is based at Teesside University, writes about how she hopes to help support and promote ORCA's work at the charity's first "Writer in Residence"

Oct02

Schools have fin-tastic fun in October

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

Schools have fin-tastic fun in October

Pupils across the UK will have the chance to learn about whales and dolphins and the threats they face.

Sep28

Killer Whale Catastrophe

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

Killer Whale Catastrophe

Major new research shows that half of the world’s orca populations are likely to be wiped out by PCBs

Sep26

Fact File: Beluga

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Fact File: Beluga

 After the Thames beluga captured the public’s imagination we take a closer look at this iconic species 

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