Whale & Dolphin General News

Dec13

A final cry for help

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

A final cry for help

Rescue attempts fail to save injured whale in Southern France

Nov15

Positive news for fin whale populations

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

Positive news for fin whale populations

Reclassification comes after the global population has doubled since the 1970s.

Nov05

Hope for whales from thermal imaging

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

Hope for whales from thermal imaging

Cutting edge technology could be use to cut the number of ship strikes deaths.

Oct22

ORCA appoint Writer in Residence

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ORCA appoint Writer in Residence

Writer and poet Jenna Clake, who is based at Teesside University, writes about how she hopes to help support and promote ORCA's work at the charity's first "Writer in Residence"

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

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

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.

Nov23

SOEC 2018 close to launch

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SOEC 2018 close to launch

The third edition of ORCA’s ground-breaking The State of European Cetaceans report is right around the corner

Nov06

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

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

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

The largest species of toothed mammal has been seen in the Canadian Arctic in rare encounter.

Nov02

New tool launched to promote sustainable whale watching

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

New tool launched to promote sustainable whale watching

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) have launched a handbook designed to support operators, regulators and tourists.

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 

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.

Sep11

Critical week for the future of whaling

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

Critical week for the future of whaling

Members of the International Whaling Commission discuss a Japanese proposal that would see the moratorium on commercial whaling end after 32 years.

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