ORCA News

Jan22

Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Clash over bycatch in New Zealand

Battles line drawn in argument over use of video footage of marine life accidentally killed by Kiwi fishing industry.

Jan17

Four weeks until our 2018 survey season begins!

Categories // Sea Safari

Four weeks until our 2018 survey season begins!

Despite 2018 only having just started, ORCA are already gearing up for our first survey of a bumper 2018!

Jan16

Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Looking back at a tragic year for strandings

The recent death of a white-beaked dolphin found stranded on the Isle of Wight occured right on ORCA's doorstep, just across the Solent from our main offices in Portsmouth.

Jan11

Plastic bag charge set to be extended

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Plastic bag charge set to be extended

The UK Government is expected to announce that the charge for single carrier bags is to be extended to all retailers in an announcement later this week.

Nov24

Applications for 2018 Wildlife Officers now open!

Categories // Vacancies

Applications for 2018 Wildlife Officers now open!

ORCA are looking for six enthusiastic, passionate Wildlife Officers, who are driven by delivering excellent customer service, to develop and deliver our successful Wildlife Officer programme in the North-East Atlantic in 2018.

Nov24

ORCA launch new Wildlife Officer programme

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

ORCA launch new Wildlife Officer programme

Ferry operator CalMac has seconded a full time ORCA Wildlife Officer to help educate crew and passengers about marine life across the west coast.

Nov08

New Science Officer!

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

New Science Officer!

This week, we welcomed James Robbins to the ORCA team here in Portsmouth.  Read about James' role below and his past experiences, which make him the perfect candiate for the Science Officer post.

Oct04

Mystery for final Sea Safari of 2017

Categories // Sea Safari

Mystery for final Sea Safari of 2017

Guests and guides were treated to an array of wildlife in the Bay of Biscay on the final Sea Safari trip of 2017, including hundreds of common dolphins, acrobatic striped dolphins and a close probable sei whale, to name but a few.

Jan19

Survey applications open biggest year yet!

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Survey applications open biggest year yet!

This year will see more surveys, more partners, and more conservation projects than ever before.

Jan16

ORCA announce new partnership with Silversea

Categories // Sea Safari

ORCA announce new partnership with Silversea

Ultra-luxury cruise line Silversea has today launched a new partnership with ORCA, one of the UK’s leading marine conservation charities.

Jan15

Post mortem on stranded dolphin released

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

Post mortem on stranded dolphin released

A white-beaked found on an Isle of Wight beach stranded because of a bacterial infection according to the post mortem examination.

Jan11

Prime Minister to release details of 25 year plan

Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Prime Minister to release details of 25 year plan

Prime Minister Theresa May will today release details of the UK Government’s long awaited 25 year plan for the environment, with early indications showing some positive steps being made but many details remaining unclear.

Nov24

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

Categories // Survey & Sightings News

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

Scientists have warned that the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale may be extinct by the year 2037, only a shocking 20 years away, if action to protect them isn't done immediately.

Nov15

Recruiting for North Sea Wildlife Officers

Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Recruiting for North Sea Wildlife Officers

We are now recruiting for two Wildlife Officers to deliver the Wildlife Officer programme in the North Sea, on board the DFDS King Seaways passenger ferry sailing from North Shields (UK) to Ijmuiden (Netherlands).

Oct30

Don’t forget Whale Education Month!

Categories // ORCA Events

Don’t forget Whale Education Month!

With over 110 schools across the world taking part in ORCA's Whale Education Month, we are encouraging even more teachers to use our free resources to inspire students about incredible marine wildlife.

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