Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!
Sightings map from the 2019 Survey season

From everyone in the ORCA Office we want to wish you a Happy New Year!

Many thanks for all your support and work in 2019. Your help enabled us to gain a deeper understanding about the species and distribution of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European waters, so we'd like to say a very big thank you.  

The ORCA Office is now open for 2020, please note office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 

We are continuing to finalise the ferry survey dates for 2020 and applications for these will be open in the coming months. All surveyors will receive an email from ORCA notifying them that applications are open, but do remember to keep an eye on the Surveyor Network News for updates. Please note you will not be considered for any surveys if we do not have your up to date Marine Mammal Surveyor form. The form to complete can be found on the Applying for Surveys page of the Surveyor Network (Please note this form only needs to be submitted once and we do not require one each year. However, please ensure you resubmit the form when any details change.)

If you have not yet purchased your ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor polo shirt you can do this via our online shop. You will not be permitted access to the bridge without wearing your ORCA polo shirt. Please note that you need to be logged into the Surveyor Network for the polo shirt to be visible on the shop as these are exclusively for our Marine Mammal Surveyors.

The Saga cruise teams are being compiled at present and if you are offered a place you will receive an email from us with details of the cruise. We have currently finalised the Saga teams for January, February and March 2020 and will be working on allocating the rest of the cruises in the coming weeks. We will continue to keep all Surveyors updated on the progress of the Saga team allocation via the Surveyor Network News.

We look forward to telling you about our exciting plans for the year, but in the meantime, we'd like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Best wishes

The ORCA Team