Apr05

Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

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Sensational second week in the Bay of Biscay

Just days into our Wildlife Officer season, the team spot ORCA's namesake on the crossing to northern Spain.

ORCA Wildlife Officers aboard Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere had the perfect introduction to their season at sea with a sensational sighting of killer whales in the Bay of Biscay.

Early this morning the team were on deck and spotted three killer whales, around four hours north of Spain near to the continental shelf edge.

The group swam close to the ship, giving passengers a glimpse of one of the most iconic animals in the ocean, and our team even had chance to snap a couple of pictures!

Heather Bodie and Laura Bartlett, who were on board at the time, only started their time with ORCA last week and this was the perfect introduction to working for the charity.

Though not unheard of, killer whale sightings are far from common in the Bay of Biscay and this is the earliest ORCA have ever observed the species in a season. Hopefully this is a sign of another amazing season working aboard Brittany Ferries, but in the meantime, we have two very happy Wildlife Officers and lots of smiling passengers!