ORCA News

Sep19

Wildlife Officers stunned by humpback whale encounter

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

Wildlife Officers stunned by humpback whale encounter

Wildlife Officers aboard the Cap Finistere have a once in a lifetime sighting of a humpback whale in the Bay of Biscay

Sep12

Japanese whalers kill whales in marine protected area

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japanese whalers kill whales in marine protected area

Minke whales were killed in protected waters in the Ross Sea in early 2018

Aug08

Blue whale calf found stranded in Japan

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

Blue whale calf found stranded in Japan

The young animal is thought to the first evidence of the species being found in Japanese waters.

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.

Jul23

Final plans being made for ORCA OceanWatch 2018

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

Final plans being made for ORCA OceanWatch 2018

The fourth year of ORCA's ever popular corporate volunteering programme looks like the biggest yet.

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.

Sep15

Proposal to resume commercial whaling soundly rejected

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

Proposal to resume commercial whaling soundly rejected

The rejection of Japan's "The Way Forward" proposal a key victory in the mission to eradicate commercial whaling.

Aug31

The whale with no tail

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

The whale with no tail

A humpback whale calf has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean swimming around with no tail fluke.

Aug06

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Survey & Sightings News

ORCA photo named as one of July's best science images

ORCA's True's beaked whale photo recognised by the prestigious scientific journal.

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.

Jul25

2019 photography trip now open for priority registration

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // ORCA Events

2019 photography trip now open for priority registration

The trip with Jessops comes hot on the heels of a once in a lifetime True's beaked whale encounter.

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! 

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