ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

Sep20

September at Sea

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

September at Sea

Find out about Nina's first week on board the Pont-Aven! 

Sep08

Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

CalMac passengers have been experiencing some great encounters with wildlife this month, from puffins to minke whales, and our luck with the weather has continued into August with only the odd day of rain and wind, very unusual for Scotland!

Aug11

Back in the Bay with the Great Whales

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Back in the Bay with the Great Whales

For the majority of ORCA volunteers and staff, the Bay of Biscay holds a very special place in our hearts.

Jun29

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Check out the latest news from Jess, our Hebrides Wildlife Officer! 

Jun09

A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

What a first week it's been for Lily on board Brittany Ferries brand new ship the Galicia! 

May06

What is blubber?

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

What is blubber?

Most people are familiar with this term, it refers to a layer of fat that is unique to marine mammals that enables them to survive in cold water! Find out more in our latest Wildlife Officer blog. 

Mar04

Introducing Sicily and Nina!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Introducing Sicily and Nina!

Introducing two of our Wildlife Officers who will be on board the Brittany Ferries Cap Finist√®re this summer! 

Sep15

Au revoir from the Pont Aven

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Au revoir from the Pont Aven

Find out about Wildlife Officer Andy's final week onboard the Pont-Aven! 

Sep01

Second week in the Bay

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Second week in the Bay

My second week on the Pont-Aven was somewhat mixed in terms of sightings with variable conditions. 

Aug03

Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

As the temperatures soared in Scotland during July this year, so too have the whale and dolphin sightings on board CalMac Ferries!

Jun24

Hungry for more?

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Hungry for more?

Another great week for dolphins, but where are the whales?

Jun02

BUTE-IFUL PORPOISES IN WEMYSS BAY AND A TRIP TO ST KILDA

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

BUTE-IFUL PORPOISES IN WEMYSS BAY AND A TRIP TO ST KILDA

Find out what Wildlife Officer, Jess, has been up to over the last few weeks in the Hebrides! 

Mar04

Meet Briony and Mathilde!

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Meet Briony and Mathilde!

Introducing our Wildlife Officers who will be on board the DFDS KING Seaways this summer!   

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