Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative (SCIO)

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 below or visit our YouTube channel to watch a video.

Risso's Dolphin

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

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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.

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