ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

May16

Fintastic Bay of Biscay

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Fintastic Bay of Biscay

The distinct wildlife officer shout of “WHALE” or “BLOW” has become second nature on the Pont Aven this week!

May10

The perfect timing for a Minkie sighting

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

The perfect timing for a Minkie sighting

It was a great start of the week for Wildlife Officer Kelly De Vries in the North Sea.

May08

We'll see you on deck 10!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

We'll see you on deck 10!

From Portsmouth to Santander, to Plymouth, Roscoff and Cork, it’s always an adventure aboard Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven

May02

Whale heaven in the Bay of Biscay

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Whale heaven in the Bay of Biscay

It was another action packed week for Wildlife Officers and passengers on board Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven!

Apr25

The Bay of Biscay is full of surprises!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The Bay of Biscay is full of surprises!

Another productive week aboard Cap Finistere including fin whales, pilot whales and a beaked mystery to boot!

Apr24

Beautiful calm seas for great spotting conditions!

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Beautiful calm seas for great spotting conditions!

Ingrid's first week on board DFDS UK King Seaways includes perfect weather conditions for spotting whales and dolphins.

Apr19

Public Engagements to Puffing Porpoises

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Public Engagements to Puffing Porpoises

See the latest from our Wildlife Officer in the Hebredies and find out about the launch of the CalMac Marine Awareness Project. 

Apr18

The English Channel may surprise you!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The English Channel may surprise you!

Breaching whales and many dolphins make up the second week aboard the Pont Aven, Read more here.

May15

Marine Litter is a big problem!

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Marine Litter is a big problem!

Check out a few tips on how you can avoid your litter becoming a danger to marine wildlife! 

May09

Whaley Wonderful Week

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Another wonderful week started with a sunny Thursday full of fin whales aboard the Cap Finistere.

May02

The week the whales came

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The week the whales came

Another fun-filled week in the Bay of Biscay aboard the Cap Finistere

May02

Windy seas and killer whales

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Windy seas and killer whales

A once in a lifetime encounter with a killer whale gives our North Sea Wildlife Officers a week to remember

Apr25

A day in the Life of a Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

A day in the Life of a Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Killer Whales and Alaskan Cyclists. A Typical Day in the Life of the Hebrides Wildlife Officer?

Apr24

The not so calm Bay of Biscay after the storm…

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The not so calm Bay of Biscay after the storm…

The week started off with some rough conditions for our Wildlife Officers on board Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven, but they were rewarded with sightings of sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, Risso’s dolphins and more!

Apr19

Back to Biscay!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Back to Biscay!

This week our Wildlife Officers on Brittany Ferries Cap Finistère have been joined on deck by lots of enthusiastic passengers looking out for whales and dolphins!

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