Northlink crew sign up for Oceanwatch

6th July 2015 from http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/

Northlink Ferries’ crew are now on the lookout for whales, dolphins and porpoises when sailing between the mainland and the Northern Isles.

Twelve of their crew members have gone through training to help them spot the creatures. The ferry company and sea mammal conservation charity ORCA are preapring to launch OceanWatch which aims to monitor and collect data on marine life around the UK coastline.

Captain Stuart McCallum, marine manager at Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: “Marine life is extremely vast and varied in the North Sea and we hope to be able to obtain a snapshot of cetacean presence in these waters.

“The on-board bridge teams are always on the lookout for marine wildlife and birds to help give passengers a more comprehensive picture of our native wildlife as they travel to and from the mainland.”

Updates on sightings can be found at NORTHLINK Ferries’ crew are now on the lookout for whales, dolphins and porpoises when sailing between the mainland and the Northern Isles.

Twelve of their crew members have gone through training to help them spot the creatures. The ferry company and sea mammal conservation charity ORCA are preapring to launch OceanWatch which aims to monitor and collect data on marine life around the UK coastline.

Captain Stuart McCallum, marine manager at Serco NorthLink Ferries, said: “Marine life is extremely vast and varied in the North Sea and we hope to be able to obtain a snapshot of cetacean presence in these waters.

“The on-board bridge teams are always on the lookout for marine wildlife and birds to help give passengers a more comprehensive picture of our native wildlife as they travel to and from the mainland.”

Updates on sightings can be found at http://www.orcaweb.org.uk/get-involved/OceanWatch or on Facebook and Twitter #ORCAOceanWatch or on Facebook and Twitter #ORCAOceanWatch

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