UK orca have been in the news as recently as last month:
14 orca were sighted "swimming around the harbour" at John O'Groats in Scotland in July, less than a month ago!
Swimmers encounter orca between Ullapool on the Scottish mainland and Lewis in the Western Isles in June:
Orca were spotted in the Summer Isles off the coast of Scotland in June:
Orca sighted off the Irish coast in June. Check out the video footage captured by Donegal fishermen:
In June of this year, locals at Thurso and Scrabster got an incredible treat with an unusually close encounter with 5 orca - just 5m from shore!