The whale and dolphin charity ORCA has again been asked by Brittany Ferries to go out to sea with them to help their passengers in the Bay of Biscay get the most out of seeing the amazing wildlife that lives in the Bay.
This year's ORCA Wildlife Officers are Hazel Pittwood, Jess Owen, Katie Richmond, Andy Gilbert, Sophie Tuppen and Heather Bodie who will be giving informative talks and running deckwatches throughout the summer season. Follow their blogs from Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere and Pont Aven to find out all the latest from their crossings!
The Bay of Biscay is an incredible place, with 31 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) having been seen there - that's over a third of cetacean species in the entire world! Get out on deck and see what you can see - you'll be amazed!
ORCA is the whale and dolphin conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
As well as having Wildlife Officers on board ferries and cruise ships in European Waters, we run scientific surveys every month throughout the season, recording the species seen, their whereabouts and activity, so that we can help conservation by identifying where they live and providing our data to other conservation charities, governments and students.
Our Marine Mammal Surveyors are all volunteers, taken from all walks of life. You could become one too by attending one of our training courses, learn more about these fascinating animals and the marine habitats they live in whilst helping our conservation efforts.
For more information on training courses, becoming a volunteer or joining as a member, please visit www.orcaweb.org.uk