ORCA News

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

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.

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 

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

Written by // Lucy Babey 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.

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