Crystal announced a new partnership with ORCA, a leading conservation organization dedicated to the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises. ORCA is placing wildlife experts on board Crystal Symphony to train Crystal’s bridge crew in the protocol for collecting scientific data about the animals’ behavior as well as “best practices” conservation practices. While on board for the training, ORCA’s Cruise Conservationists will guide Crystal guests through Q&A sessions, wildlife “deck watches,” interactive data collection and excursions ashore. Following this training, Crystal will continue to support ORCA’s research and preservation efforts, passing along data collected on its global itineraries to the organization’s expert team as part of the ORCA OceanWatch program.
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