ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

Aug20

The beauty of being a marine mammal

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

The beauty of being a marine mammal

This week Maeve delves into the world of marine mammals and takes a closer look at some of their characteristics. 

Aug14

Learn SomeFin New Everyday

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Learn SomeFin New Everyday

Wildlife Officer Placement Tom reflects on his first two weeks in the North Sea 

Aug13

Bumpy Seas!

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

Bumpy Seas!

It might be the middle of August, but in the English Channel conditions have felt like it's the middle of November! 

Aug12

Basking in the Sun with Breaching Sharks & Porpoise Calves

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Basking in the Sun with Breaching Sharks & Porpoise Calves

Calm conditions have provided some spectacular sights in the Herbrides over the past few weeks! 

Aug07

A Super Saturday

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A Super Saturday

Stormy seas turned into a super Saturday with sensational sightings in the Bay of Biscay. 

Jul31

Stormy seas, breaching whales and a dancing bear!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Stormy seas, breaching whales and a dancing bear!

This week it's all been happening on the Cap Finistère; from stormy seas, to breaching whales and a dancing bear! 

Jul30

Back to the Origions

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

Back to the Origions

Do you know how long whales have been on the earth for? 

Jul24

An interesting first week

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

An interesting first week

This week we welcome Anika to the ORCA Team - our first North Sea Wildlife Officer Placement of 2019! 

Aug15

Bye Bye Bay-by

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Bye Bye Bay-by

Carla says goodbye to the Bay of Biscay and reflects on a fantastic few months on the Pont-Aven! 

Aug14

101 Unidentified Whales

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

101 Unidentified Whales

Charlotte has completed her placement on the Cap Finistère, here she reflects on an amazing 4 weeks in the Bay of Biscay

Aug12

The Big Blue?

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The Big Blue?

Did the largest animal on the planet put in an appearene for Carla's last shift on the Pont-Aven? 

Aug07

New buoy on board

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

New buoy on board

Introducing you to Tom, our latest Wildlife Officer Placement in the North Sea! Find out about his busy first week on board! 

Aug06

English Channel OceanWatch week

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

English Channel OceanWatch week

Crossing in the English Channel may be quieter than other routes, but there is still always something interesting going on! 

Jul31

Sightings, storms and sunshine

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Sightings, storms and sunshine

An experince that is fun for one, is science for another! 

Jul24

A busy Bay of Biscay!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A busy Bay of Biscay!

Welcome Charlotte on board the Cap Finistère to start her 4 weeks on board as a Wildlife Officer Placement! 

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