Observing wildlife only feet away

We will find our most loyal visitors in the Southern Ocean. Enormous Humpback whales, Minke whales and even Orcas or Killer whales will accompany the ship, curious to see who ventures into their waters.

The Bark EUROPA has always been involved in scientific activities and the presence of scientists on board has proven to make everyone’s experiences on board more interesting. Besides that, we think it is important to make more people aware of the climate changes and changing environment around us. Therefore, we would like to introduce to you a project which we find really interesting: the Happy Whale Project.

The Happy Whale Project makes every eco-tourist a local scientist by using everyone’s photos of whales as data to learn more about individual whales throughout the world’s oceans. Their platform empowers whale watchers to photograph whales and after submitting these photos to, the images are run through their ID system. When they find a match, they will give you an update on when and where your whale has been found earlier.

By working together, the Happy Whale Project hopes to inspire a kinship between humans and marine life. They bring attention to the marine ecosystem and to the challenges we face as a global community.

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