ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

May15

Wonderful weather and calm conditions

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Wonderful weather and calm conditions

Wonderful weather, calm conditions and the first white-beaked dolphins of the season - it's been a good week in the North Sea! 

May14

A Change of Ship

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A Change of Ship

This week AJ is reporting from on board the bustling decks of the Mont Saint Michel after another incredible week at sea! 

May09

Change must be for the better of the environment!

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Change must be for the better of the environment!

As a winter returned for Rose's second shift in the North Sea this got her thinking about something else.. marine threats

May03

Beach cleans in Newcastle and Ijmuiden

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Beach cleans in Newcastle and Ijmuiden

Whilst rough weather meant few cetaceans were seen this week in the North Sea, it did mean Rose saw a lot of something else....

May01

Cereal sightings

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Cereal sightings

Hat off, gloves in pocket, it's breakfast time after watching the sea pull itself from a murky dawn into a bright, sunny morning.

Apr24

Dolphins everywhere but barely a whale to be seen!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Dolphins everywhere but barely a whale to be seen!

A fun-filled dolphin packed Easter weekend on board the Cap Finistère for our Wildlife Officer Louise. 

Apr17

Fun and excitement on board the Cap Finistère!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Fun and excitement on board the Cap Finistère!

Easter holidays have brought fun and excitment to the Cap Finistère plus, the first sightings Cuvier's sightings of the season! 

Apr16

‘Orca’nt' believe my first week is over!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

‘Orca’nt' believe my first week is over!

It’s the end of the first week of Wildlife Officer-ing on the Pont Aven – and what a week it’s been! 

May15

The promise of nothing, but the hope of something

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The promise of nothing, but the hope of something

Patience paid off on board the Cap Finistère this week with passengers thrilled by both common and striped dolphins! 

May10

Magnificent Qualities of a Common Dolphin

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Magnificent Qualities of a Common Dolphin

What is it about common dolphins that makes them so endearing? 

May09

It's ‘dolphin-tastic’ out there!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

It's ‘dolphin-tastic’ out there!

Tranquil, calm waters have provided almost perfect spotting conditions for our Wildlife Officers on board the Cap Finistère

May01

The mysteries of the English Channel

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The mysteries of the English Channel

Do you really see whales in the English Channel? YES - dolphins, porpoises and even minke whales if you're lucky! 

Apr25

Peaceful seas presents plenty of porpoise

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Peaceful seas presents plenty of porpoise

Good conditions and flat seas treat the North Sea as our Wildlife Officer Alex's first week comes to a close.  

Apr23

From Whales to Spain to France to Ireland

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

From Whales to Spain to France to Ireland

An extraordinary first 2 weeks on board the Pont Aven for our Wildlife Officer AJ, with exciting new experiences to take home. 

Apr17

A very North Sea welcome

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

A very North Sea welcome

A warm welcome to Alex, who has just finished his first week as a Wildlife Officer on board the DFDS KING Seaways! 

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