ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

Aug23

Turtle Food

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Turtle Food

If you've walked on a beach this summer or stood on a pier looking into the ocean, chances are that you will have seen them....

Aug21

A deck full of laughter

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A deck full of laughter

This week Louise has welcomed our final Wildlife Officer Placement of 2019 on board the Cap Finistère

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! 

Aug22

Tops of the week!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Tops of the week!

Rebecca recounts her top sighting and question of the week from on board the Pont-Aven. 

Aug21

Boisterous Bottlenose Dolphins

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Boisterous Bottlenose Dolphins

Did you know that bottlenose dolphins seen in the North Sea are some of the biggest in the world? 

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! 

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