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Atlas invites cruisers to become citizen scientists with ORCA

Dedicated ORCA ocean conservationists are aboard for Atlas Ocean Voyages' 2023/24 Antarctica expeditions
Atlas Ocean Voyages is now collaborating with ORCA, the marine conservation charity dedicated to protecting whales, dolphins, porpoises and their ocean habitats.

ORCA ocean conservationists are aboard World Navigator in Antarctica this season. These specialists focus on raising awareness, collecting vital scientific data and actively contributing to safeguarding whales and dolphins.

The initiative aims to involve Atlas passengers in citizen science projects, enabling them to play an integral role in conservation efforts.

ORCA's OceanWatchers app

They also can participate in hands-on workshops and use ORCA's OceanWatchers app. By recording environmental and sighting information, passengers will contribute valuable data to understand the behavior and movements of marine mammals.

'This collaboration represents a significant stride in fostering a profound connection between travelers and marine conservation, benefiting the world's oceans and their unique inhabitants,' Atlas President/CEO James Rodriguez said. 'Together with ORCA, we look forward to fostering a deeper connection between our travelers and the incredible marine life they will encounter, ensuring a meaningful and enriching experience for all.'