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ORCA  ORCA works to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in and around UK and European waters.


One...two...three...four humpback whales sighted in Akureyri, Iceland by our survey team on the @sagaholidaysuk Icelandic Explorer cruise. 🐋🐋🐋🐋 #whale #whales #Humpback #iceland #conservation #citizenscience

Fin whale, orca & Sowerby's beaked whale - where else in the world would you see all of these incredible species in a matter of hours?
This is why we love the Bay of Biscay!
Join us on a Sea Safari this year to experience the Bay for yourself www.orcaweb.org.uk/watch
#whalewatching #whales #dolphins #conservation #ferry

Our Wildlife Officers have had a fantastic week on board with @brittanyferries in the Bay of Biscay - super pods of common dolphins, huge fin whales & deep diving Cuvier's beaked whales! {📸passenger Carl John Freeman}

See our website for more information about our vital conservation work; www.orcaweb.org.uk

#Humpback #WHALES everywhere! Passengers on board @SagaHolidaysUK Pearl II in Iceland had a real treat with the ORCA team this morning 🐳

Fancy becoming a Marine Mammal Surveyor?
Courses now open for bookings in #Portsmouth #Southampton #Oban #Cambridge #Plymouth #Newquay #Newcastle
Places are selling fast, book now! See the website for more details: orcaweb.org.uk/get-involved/train

What a beautiful sight, pilot whales at sunset! Taken by ORCA Wildlife Officers on the @brittanyferries Cap Finistère this week #nofilter #dolphins #wildlifephotography #pilotwhales

An incredible array of wildlife can be sighted from your ferry journey! For example, this week a pod of ~250 common dolphins (with 60 calves amongst them) were sighted on the @calmacferries Oban - Barra ferry route, whilst ORCA were training the bridge crew for our #ORCAOceanWatch project! Keep your eyes peeled, you never know what might pop up! 🚢🐬🐋

Through the eyes of an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor.....common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay! #WorldOceansDay

Thank you to ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor @ctwallbank for the video!

This jaw-dropping photograph of a male Cuvier's beaked whale was taken by passenger John Chubb on board the @sagaholidaysuk cruise in the Mediterranean.
Over 1,000 cetaceans seen by the ORCA team & passengers so far and counting... The Cuvier's beaked whale is the deepest diving marine mammal on the planet - it can hold its breath for 138 minutes & dive to depths up to 3,000m!
If you look closely, you can see the small tooth on this individual. Only males have teeth, just two (one each side) protruding from the lower jaw.
#whale #cuviers #mediterranean #saga #cruise #wildlife #wildlifephotography

A majestic fin whale, sighted on the @sagaholidaysuk Mediterranean Treasures cruise in 2016.

A truly incredible sight for passengers and the ORCA team on board.
The fin #whale is the second largest whale on the planet, reaching lengths of 26m!
If you would like to see this amazing sight yourself, why not become an ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor? Course dates now live on our website (see link in bio). 🐋

#conservation #whalewatching #citizenscience

Hundreds of dolphins are being seen every day in the Bay of Biscay this month! These playful common dolphins certainly put on a display for passengers on board the @brittanyferries Cap Finistère!
Why not book on one of our Sea Safaris and see this sight yourself! orcaweb.org.uk/watch
August trip is sold out & spaces on June, July & September are selling fast!! #whalewatching #whale #dolphin

Striped dolphins - seen in the Bay of Biscay this week on board the @brittanyferries Pont-Aven. This pelagic species are often seen in waters over 1,000m deep.

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