Whale Mobile, Copyright Rose Anne Everson
Trash Talk!

Rose Anne Everson, WCA Intern 21/12/2016: Trash Talk!   At home in Chicago I was delighted and surprised to receive an invitation from Cindy Bierman McInnis to join the Midwest tour of The Whalemobile and ”talk trash” with first and second grade students at the Academy for Global...

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Forming Friendships…

Celine van Weelden, WCA Intern 13/12/2016: Forming Friendships   I had barely slipped off the side of the boat when they came speeding out of the blue, overtaken only by a chorus of excited clicks and whistles. A mother with a calf gliding in her slipstream passed below...

Leatherback Turtle 1, Copyright Celine van Weelden
Tagging Turtles and other…

Celine van Weelden, WCA Intern 03/12/2016: Tagging Turtles and other Night Time Happenings   I had no idea what to expect as I climbed into the back of a small 4x4 at 7pm on a Friday evening. The 4 occupants of the car greeted me briefly before returning...

Spot the Orca - Copyright Kevin Bennett
The Search for Orcas – Part 3

Kevin Bennett, WCA Intern 25/11/2016: The Search For Orcas - Part 3   Day Six. I was starting to think I might never leave Piramides, and the staff in the office joked that I had actually seen orcas but I just didn't want to leave.  I set off hiking...

Elephant Seal Beach - Copyright Kevin Bennett
The Search for Orcas – Part 2

Kevin Bennett, WCA  Intern 23/11/2016: The Search for Orca's - Part 2   Day Four. I was determined to get to Punta Norte today as Orcas were spotted yesterday, so I set off from the hostel and towards my favourite pick up point.  On previous days someone would stop...

Road Signs - Copyright Kevin Bennett
The Search for Orcas – Part 1

Kevin Bennett, WCA Intern 20/11/2016: The Search for Orcas - Part 1   Day One. So once I finished my volunteer placement with Bottazzi it was now time for my own personal mission; see Orcas in Peninsular Valdes. The first morning, I woke up keenly and after breakfast I hitchhiked 80km...

Puerto Piramides 2 - Copyright Kevin Bennett
The Kelp Gull Problem and…

KEVIN BENNETT, WCA INTERN 16/11/2016: THE KELP GULL PROBLEM AND THE BITTERSWEET FEELING OF LEAVING PIRAMIDES   There is one common issue in Peninsular Valdes that I feel is important to highlight.  In Puerto Madryn there was a fish processing factory that for many years had uncovered waste...

Sunset - Copyright Kevin Bennett
Cleaning Beaches

Kevin Bennett - WCA Intern 10/11/2016: Cleaning Beaches   After a couple of weeks of working with Bottazzi, a film crew arrived and spent a few days with us on board to get some footage of the whales for a short documentary commissioned by the national bank.  The...

Copyright Pippa Hayter
Spreading The Word

Pippa Hayter, WCA Intern 28/10/2016: Spreading The Word   The last few weeks have been busy with our usual boat trips continuing to take people out on our Wildlife cruises; what I have learnt about our cruises is that no two cruises are the same and I think...

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The Kelp Gull Threat

Emma Watton, WCA Intern 22/10/2016: The Kelp Gull Threat   A few weeks here in Puerto Piramides and I’ve started to learn more and more about the threats the Southern right whales face in this area. Yes, entanglement is an issue and an important one at that; but I...

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