ORCA Wildlife Officer Blogs

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?! 

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! 

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! 

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... 

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