Species fact sheets

Not sure what you've seen? Want to learn more about the species we see within Orkney?


Take a look at our species fact sheets or visit our YouTube channel to watch a video.

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Risso's Dolphin

Little is known about Risso's dolphin within Orkney waters, in terms of abundance, population status, ranges, residency and social dynamics

Fin Whale

A rare visitor to Orkney waters, Fin whales are the fastest of the great whales, have a tall columnar blow and can reach 24m in length.