6,775 animals sighted by our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers in 2017

10th Jul 2017

Our Pont Aven Wildlife Officers; Andy, Heather and Sophie have now finished for the season. They had a terrific time on board with 622 sightings consisting of an incredible 6,775 animals. These included species such as sperm whales, Cuvier's beaked whales, fin whales, pilot whales and striped dolphins. 

Highlights of the season have included mass basking shark and fin whale sightings off Cork, Ireland, a large dead squid floating by in the middle of the Bay and the many scarred Cuvier's beaked whales in the southern part of the Bay of Biscay. 

It has been a particularly successful season with the variety of passengers and their stories making it that ever more enjoyable affair. We hope those who met our Wildlife Officers had a great time, learnt a lot from their informative talks and saw many whales and dolphins whilst out on deck with them.

If you would like to become a Wildlife Officer with ORCA next year keep watch on the vacancies page of our website come November 2017 to apply.

For more information about the Wildlife Officers and their roles with ORCA check out our website

Alternatively, read the experiences of this years Wildlife Officers from their blog, and stay tuned for weekly updates from the Wildlife Officers on the Cap Finistere in the Bay of Biscay and the King Seaways in the North Sea who are onboard until October.  

There is still time to experience this wonderful wildlife yourselves by joining one of our Sea Safari guided trips across the cetacean rich Bay of Biscay