ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

May29

Dolphinately an exciting week!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Dolphinately an exciting week!

Whales have returned to the Bay of Biscay and Wildlife Officers were even treated to a rare sighting... 

May22

The Wildlife Officer forecast

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The Wildlife Officer forecast

Spouts of whales, spells of porpoises, low pressure and a steady rain of dolphins!

May21

Dashing Devonshire Dolphins

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Dashing Devonshire Dolphins

This week kicked off in its usual fashion on the Pont-Aven with many passengers having one common interest - dolphins!

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.  

May28

No data is good data!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

No data is good data!

Crossings with no sightings are still just as important as those with sightings and provide us with valuable data! 

May22

The minkes are coming

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

The minkes are coming

As another shift draws to a close, Alex looks back over a week with more calm seas, marine wildlife sightings but also less enjoyable sightings of the plastic kind …

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.

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