New mobile app with information and advice
The Atlantic Orca Working Group (GTOA) has a website: www.orcaiberica.org - providing information and advice on Orca interactions including the recommended safety protocol and a traffic light risk warning system (found under Interactions/Recommendations) that is updated regularly.
The GTOA has also just released a mobile APP which can be downloaded.
The application offers and allows:
- Identify the more frequent cetaceans
- Have information about sightings and orca interactions.
- Consult maps with the most active areas of orcas.
- Send information about cetacean sightings and interactions.
- Information about security protocols in case of interaction.
You can download it from your mobile in PLAY STORE and APPLE STORE. Look for the application as GT Orcas.
Available in languages: Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Galician.
The Cruising Association (CA) in collaboration with the GTOA has produced a most useful website: www.theca.org.uk/orcas for reporting interactions that are then used for furthering the understanding of the problem by the GTOA. Reporting of all interactions experienced whether contact is made with a yacht or not is important.