ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

Jun11

Feeding frenzies

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Feeding frenzies

A super Saturday on board the DFDS KING Seaways

Jun05

The ever-dynamic Bay of Biscay

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The ever-dynamic Bay of Biscay

In contrast to previous weeks on board the Pont-Aven, our blog this week shows another side to the ever-dynamic Bay of Biscay!

May29

The Plight of a Gentle Giant

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

The Plight of a Gentle Giant

It’s been another exciting week on board the Pont-Aven and once again the Bay of Biscay has not disappointed!

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.

Jun06

Whale, Whale, Whale, what is this?

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

Whale, Whale, Whale, what is this?

The Bay of Biscay always has something extraordinary in store for both the passengers and Wildlife Officers on board the Cap Finistere. 

May30

There’s something in the water!

Categories // Bay of Biscay Wildlife Officer

There’s something in the water!

The Bay of Biscay is full of life!

May29

Harbour porpoises and the mist

Categories // North Sea Wildlife Officer

Harbour porpoises and the mist

This week saw Ingrid's best deck watch yet on board DFDS KING Seaways! 

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.

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