ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

May24

Spectacular Seabirds

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Spectacular Seabirds

Marine mammal sightings are warming up on CalMac ferries as the season moves on!

May22

The social lives of cetaceans

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The social lives of cetaceans

Its been a whaley good week on board Brittany Ferries Pont-Aven with 271 sightings! 

May16

Species speciality: Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Species speciality: Cuvier’s Beaked Whale

Introducing you to a strange but endearing marine mammal, the Cuvier’s Beaked whale. 

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 Typical Day in the Life of the Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Categories // Hebrides Wildlife Officer

A Typical Day in the Life of the Hebrides Wildlife Officer

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

May24

An ode to the harbour porpoise

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

An ode to the harbour porpoise

Calm crossings through the Bay of Biscay treated not only the passengers but the wildlife officers onboard the Cap Finistère .

May22

The beauty in the sky

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

The beauty in the sky

The weekend brought majestic birds gliding in the wind for our Wildlife Officer in the North Sea 

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

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

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!

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