ORCA News

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.

Jul09

Rainbows take on a whale of a challenge...

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Fundraising & Support

Rainbows take on a whale of a challenge...

2nd Pembury Rainbows raise an incredible £322 to support ORCA's vital conservation work! 

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.

Jun26

ORCA to partner with Jubilee Sailing Trust in 2019

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

ORCA to partner with Jubilee Sailing Trust in 2019

The two charities are building on a successful voyage in 2018 and expanding their partnership.

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.

Jun21

Marine conservation message reinforced

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

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.

Jun19

ORCA survey announced around the Falklands

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

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

Jun11

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

The newest ORCA Wildlife Officer programme, delivered in partnership with DFDS, will run for seven weeks on both ships on the route.

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.

Jul09

A day in the life of a Marine Mammal Surveyor

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

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.

Jul02

Throwback Thursday: Whale Education Month

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // ORCA Events

Throwback Thursday: Whale Education Month

We take a look back at our first ever Whale Education Month as we approach the end of term at schools across the UK.

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

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.

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.  

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. 

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