Wildlife Officer Sightings

Sep08

Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

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Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

CalMac passengers have been experiencing some great encounters with wildlife this month, from puffins to minke whales, and our luck with the weather has continued into August with only the odd day of rain and wind, very unusual for Scotland!

Aug03

Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

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Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

As the temperatures soared in Scotland during July this year, so too have the whale and dolphin sightings on board CalMac Ferries!

Jun17

A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

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A new ship brings new opportunities and even better conversations!

What a first week it's been for Lily on board Brittany Ferries brand new ship the Galicia! 

May06

What is blubber?

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What is blubber?

Most people are familiar with this term, it refers to a layer of fat that is unique to marine mammals that enables them to survive in cold water! Find out more in our latest Wildlife Officer blog. 

Aug30

Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

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Hebridean Minicruise launches with a splash!

Lucky guests took to the seas to explore the Hebrides with CalMac Ferries and ORCA.

May23

Exciting Encounters in Canada

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Exciting Encounters in Canada

It’s only half way through the cruise, but everyone on board the Saga Sapphire has been treated to some exciting encounters! 

Sep19

Wildlife Officers stunned by humpback whale encounter

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Wildlife Officers stunned by humpback whale encounter

Wildlife Officers aboard the Cap Finistere have a once in a lifetime sighting of a humpback whale in the Bay of Biscay

Jun07

Harbour porpoise protections at risk

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Harbour porpoise protections at risk

Vital protected areas for harbour porpoises around the UK have still not been designated and may now be nullified if not agreed before Brexit.

Aug11

Back in the Bay with the Great Whales

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Back in the Bay with the Great Whales

For the majority of ORCA volunteers and staff, the Bay of Biscay holds a very special place in our hearts.

Jun29

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

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Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Check out the latest news from Jess, our Hebrides Wildlife Officer! 

Jun01

Bute-iful porpoises in Wemyss Bay and a trip to St Kilda

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Bute-iful porpoises in Wemyss Bay and a trip to St Kilda

Find out what Wildlife Officer, Jess, has been up to over the last few weeks in the Hebrides! 

Mar11

The 2021 Hebrides Wildlife Officer season begins!

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The 2021 Hebrides Wildlife Officer season begins!

March marks the start of the ORCA Wildlife Officer season and, although the 2021 season will look a little different, we are excited to welcome and introduce you to Jess Owen who is joining ORCA as the Hebrides Wildlife Officer. 

Jun21

An overwhelming week of whales

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An overwhelming week of whales

What a week it's been for Wildlife Officers on board the Pont-Aven! 

Mar28

Inspiring passengers across the seas

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

Inspiring passengers across the seas

Spring marks the start of the ORCA Wildlife Officer season and every year our Wildlife Officers board ferries around the UK to live and work on board for up to six months of the year.

Jun11

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

Written by // Anna Bunney Categories // Wildlife Officer Sightings

English Channel Wildlife Officer programme

The newest ORCA Wildlife Officer programme, delivered in partnership with DFDS, will run for seven weeks on both ships on the route.

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