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 […]

Animals in Distress

Many marine mammals spend their life at sea like dolphins and whales, others often come to land like seals and penguins. When they do come to land, with all the best of intentions, we want to help. Often, we don’t know what to do. Here are a few hints to help along the way, it […]

Magic Moment of the Week: Two Species at Play

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One of my favorite moments during the program was watching both the humpback dolphins and bottle nose dolphins swimming together and playing in the surf. In this picture you can see the bottle nose dolphins swimming along the back of the waves. After going out several times before on the boat and not seeing anything, […]

Magic Moment of the Week: The Splendour of Nature

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We were out on the boat, skimming across an emerald green sea along a beautiful coastline of wide, yellow beaches at the foot of dark green hills. All of a sudden someone cried out and we looked to where the extended arm was pointing – it was dolphins! Humpback dolphins, three of them, making their […]