Whale & dolphin Sightings
Over 25 different species of whales and dolphins have been recorded in UK waters, and we are learning more about them every day. Collecting this evidence enables us to make a stronger case for protection where it is non-existent or insufficient
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How are we making an impact?
With nearly 30 years of marine conservation expertise behind us, ORCA contributes to a number of high-level global conservation initiatives
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How to sign up to our active conservation programme and help protect whales and dolphins
Marine wildlife within reach on an ORCA Sea Safari
The Bay of Biscay is one of the top five places to see whales and dolphins, and it’s on our doorstep.
Our experienced guides will help you spot the magnificent creatures that inhabit these waters, such as fin whales, countless dolphins and elusive beaked whales.
Some of the species that you may see on your Sea Safari
Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)
The State of Cetaceans
Our annual State of Cetaceans report (SOC) is a respected and authoritative snapshot of whale and dolphin populations, compiled from tens of thousands of kilometres of survey effort collected by our volunteer Marine Mammal Surveyor workforce and in-house Ocean Conservationists. The global sea regions surveyed include the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Southern Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea.