ORCA Wildlife Officers take to the seas for the 2017 season

8th Apr 2017

Julia Kestler (left) & Lucy McLeod out on deck in the North Sea - ready to start the season on the DFDS King Seaways


It's the start of the 2017 Wildlife Officer season!  ORCA Wildlife Officers will sail throughout the summer season on board two Brittany Ferries’ ships (Cap Finistère and Pont-Aven) over the Bay of Biscay and English Channel.  We also have the North Sea Wildlife Officers, who sail on the DFDS King Seaways, travelling between Newcastle and Amsterdam.

Our Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer have just returned from their first crossing through the wildlife-rich Bay of Biscay. And the excited team were delighted to have spotted a huge 10m long basking shark, the first fin whale of the season, as well as a pods of common and striped dolphins playing on the bow wave of Brittany Ferries cruise-ferry the Cap Finistère.

The first week of the Wildlife Officer season in the North Sea has proved productive, with white-beaked dolphins and porpoises sighted, as well as a packed wildlife centre every evening for the presentations and activities.

To keep up to date with our Wildlife Officers, read their weekly blogs;

Cap Finistere and Pont Aven Wildlife Officer blog

DFDS King Seaways Wildlife Officer blog