ORCA News

May02

A wonderful week for whales!

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

A wonderful week for whales!

Another exciting week at sea for our army of ORCA Wildlife Officers, with a frenzy of cetacean sightings across the North Sea, Bay of Biscay and Hebrides.

Apr30

North Sea killer whale sighting

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

North Sea killer whale sighting

ORCA surveyors aboard DFDS KING Seaways had a rare treat with a sighting of a killer whale during this weekend's survey

Apr16

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

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

New fund to fight plastic pollution!

The new funding comes as Theresa May is expected to call on Commonwealth heads of government to commit to addressing the issue of marine plastic.

Apr12

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

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

Endangered “river pig” has unique genetic makeup

The Yangtze River porpoise, which is endangered, has been shown to be a "distinct species" according to new research.

Apr10

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Written by // Emily Condley Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

HWDT make special offer to ORCA members

Passengers will have a one-of-a-kind experience aboard the research vessel Silurian in some of the most productive waters around the UK.

Apr05

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Research shows range of whale vocalisations

The bowhead whale, which is occasionally seen around the UK, has a mind-boggling repertoire that hints at one of the most complex language structures of any mammal.

Apr03

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA prepare for key marine science conference

Senior members of the ORCA team will be heading to Italy to join the European Cetacean Society Conference 2018.

Mar29

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

CalMac Marine Awareness Programme

The programme, which includes partners such as ORCA, JNCC and Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust, will promote the marine environment on the west coast of Scotland.

Apr30

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

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

Welcome to ORCA's brand new website!

After months of hard work, ORCA's brand new website has today gone live for our supporters and members to enjoy.

Apr17

First minke whale sighting of the season!

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

First minke whale sighting of the season!

Passengers and staff spotted the first whale of the season on the route from Newcastle to Ijmuiden this week.

Apr13

Dolphin and porpoise sightings in the North Sea!

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

Dolphin and porpoise sightings in the North Sea!

Our team on KING Seaways solider through rough weather and get great rewards for their hard work.

Apr11

First Pont-Aven Wildlife Officer blog of 2018

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

First Pont-Aven Wildlife Officer blog of 2018
Kelly & Kate look back on their first week on board Brittany Ferries flagship.
Apr05

Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

Just days into our Wildlife Officer season, the team spot ORCA's namesake on the crossing to northern Spain.

Apr04

Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer season kicks off

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer season kicks off

Sam, one our Wildlife Officer class of 2018, gives an insight into her first week at sea.

Mar30

BBC wildlife cameraman to join Sea Safari in 2018

Categories // Sea Safari

BBC wildlife cameraman to join Sea Safari in 2018

Matt Brierley, whose credits include Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, will be joining the trip on 11th September to talk about his experiences whilst helping passengers spot whales and dolphins.

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