February research blog. Well February has seemed to just fly by and Minke Witteveen, the new researcher who joined the ORCA Foundation, has been busy settling in and getting ready for a jam-packed and exciting year ahead! We officially started a project collecting elasmobranch egg cases in collaboration with Lisa Schroeter from ELMO (ELasmobranch Monitoring […]
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Stranded Penguin in Plettenberg Bay
Tiffany from ShowMe Plett notified us of a Stranded Penguin in Plettenberg Bay. The penguin was found on the shoreline near the Plett Park hotel and was taken to Tenikwa for rehabilitation. One the penguin is stabilized he will be transferred to SANCCOB in Cape St Francis. Thank you to the community and the ORCA […]
Testimonies from our past volunteers!!
Although we are always sad to say goodbye to our wonderful volunteers – we do encourage them to share with us their experiences and feelings about the programme. We think it is important to share those feelings with you so when you are deciding whether to become an ORCA Volunteer or not you can browse […]
Humpback Whale Sightings
The Humpback Whales sightings the past week have been amazing at Ocean Blue Adventures, with guests having a blast. Did you know: Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) can grow up to 15m in length and weigh between 30-40 tonnes making it the 5th largest whale. They are normally found migrating single or in small groups aggregating […]
Loggerhead Turtles: Good news! Duane is eating on his own!!!
We are on the process of rehabilitating this beautiful and small tiny Loggerhead turtle. He was brought to us more than two weeks ago and since then, he has been struggling to eat on his own, as it is the period of time a juvenile turtle takes to do so. Yesterday we were pleased to […]
Magic moment of the week: Rock Agamas
One of the countless amount of species we get to encounter on our Robberg peninsula hikes. These Rock Agamas are nicknamed the spiderman lizard as during the breeding season the males show stunning markings with the head, neck and part of the tail turning a vivid orange or red and the body turns a deep […]
Magic Moment of the Week: Dolphins and Waves
The dolphins were in the bay today and they always love to play in a good wave. Notice the calf under the female on the right side of the pic.
Magic Moment of the Week: Tonnes of cuteness
The elephant seal is back and we think that he will be here for a while. But today he is having a good time and relaxing in the water. Photo by Chanel Hauvette
Ella’s photo memories
Volunteering with ORCA has got to be one of the best things I have done in my life so far. And I’m not exaggerating. Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area is truly spectacular, definitely one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I volunteered for 8 weeks and ended up staying in Plett […]
Magic Moment of the Week: Elli is Back
Our semi-resident elephant seal has come back to visit again. Generally they would be found 3000 km away but this youngster has been visiting us for the past 6 years and we have been watching him develop from a young seal to this monster size adult!