ORCA believes that one of the most effective ways we have of protecting whales and dolphins is working with seafarers to achieve meaningful change. By spending their lives at sea, seafarers of all types are uniquely placed to contribute to whale and dolphin conservation in a profound way. They can help ensure we leave the marine environment in a healthy state for future generations to enjoy.

The range of opportunities to get involved are huge, including:

  • Training to collect scientific data to help us monitor hard-to-reach parts of the ocean so we can understand changes to whale and dolphin populations

  • Learning more about the impact of shipping traffic on large whales and understand the things that can be done every day to minimise the risk of ship strike

  • Understanding the impact whale watching has on whales and dolphins and learning what it means to be responsible and ethical whale watchers as operators or through the tours you organise

  • Embedding whale and dolphin conservation into all parts of your operations, ensuring you can plan to minimise your impact on marine life

Ship strike training

ORCA have developed innovative training programmes to educate seafarers and shore-based staff about the risk of ship strike.

Marine Mammal Observer

ORCA have provided MMO support, with expert observers placed on the bridge to conduct training. 

Responsible whale watching

ORCA supports companies to help them understand how they can watch wildlife responsibly. 

Marine Mammal Mitigation

ORCA work with companies to help them understand the impact their operations have on whales and dolphins. 

Everyone who works at sea has the chance to get involved and support ORCA's work, and there are programmes to suit all size and shape of vessel, anywhere in the world. Our mission is to give everyone who cares about whales and dolphins an active role in safeguarding their future and seafarers play a vital role in making that a reality.

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