ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

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! 

Jun05

Perfect for Plankton

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Perfect for Plankton

Wildlife can most certainly be seen as the productive North Sea feeds the cetacean wildlife

May30

Selkie or Sammy? What would you call a seal?

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Selkie or Sammy?  What would you call a seal?

It isn’t only cetaceans that our Marine Mammal Surveyors and Wildlife Officers are on the lookout for when they are at sea... 

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! 

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?! 

Jun05

Sensational Sightings at Sunset

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Sensational Sightings at Sunset

A jam packed week for whales! Amazing cetacean sightings have left Wildlife Officers feeling ecstatic

May29

A constantly changing environment

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

A constantly changing environment

The weather’s improved and sightings in the North Sea are on the up, with many passengers sharing these magical moments

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! 

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