ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

Jul04

A Breaching Baleen!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A Breaching Baleen!

Straight to the headline news: The Pont Aven passengers were treated to an absolute spectacle this week!

Jun28

Change is as Good as a Rest

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Change is as Good as a Rest

One thing that working on CalMac ferries in the Hebrides could never be described as is dull! 

Jun26

A Whalecome Return!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

A Whalecome Return!

The Pont-Aven is back returning us along its route to spot the incredible wildlife of the Bay of Biscay! 

Jun24

Anytime, Anywhere...

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

Anytime, Anywhere...

What is the best time and place to spot cetaceans when crossing the English Channel? 

Jun19

Wind farms of the North Sea

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Wind farms of the North Sea

When it's quiet on deck, you start looking at what else is around you at sea...

Jun18

Oh English Channel, what is your secret?

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

Oh English Channel, what is your secret?

People think the English Channel is polluted, empty & busy, but under those white caps there's more life than you can imagine..

Jun12

The end of my Wildlife Officer tail

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The end of my Wildlife Officer tail

As Trina's time on the Cap Finistère comes to an end she looks back at an amazing 3 months in the Bay of Biscay. 

Jun07

Calm seas, commemoration and porpoises in Caen

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Calm seas, commemoration and porpoises in Caen

Where to start on this extraordinary week of sightings, calm seas, and commemoration on the Mont St Michel?! 

Jul03

WIND POWER!

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

WIND POWER!

Hello again whale lovers! It has been a month since we started the ORCA program on-board DFDS Seaways.

Jun27

Wildlife, actually, is all around us

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Wildlife, actually, is all around us

It has been a long time coming but Rose is finally getting some good weather during her shift onboard the DFDS KING Seaways!

Jun26

Welcome Laura!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Welcome Laura!

This week’s blog is a little different as it's written by not one, but two Wildlife Officer’s aboard the Cap Finistere - double the fun!

Jun20

An over‘whale’ming week

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

An over‘whale’ming week

The Pont-Aven is back in the Bay and what a week it's been...

Jun19

Fin whales out in full force

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Fin whales out in full force

It may be half way through the season on board the Cap Finistère but the amazing sightings just keep on coming... 

Jun13

A Farne-tastic trip

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

A Farne-tastic trip

Minke whales, dolphins, Storm Miguel and a visit to the Farne Islands - it's been another jam packed week in the North Sea! 

Jun11

Here we go again!!

Categories // English Channel Wildlife Officer

Here we go again!!

The 2019 ORCA Wildlife Officer programme in the English Channel has begun! 

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