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Spirits Bay Stranding

Spirits Bay Stranding

Making history is never intended at a stranding, but this one sure clocked up a few records – the longest pilot whales have been held in New Zealand, prior to release, as well as one of the longest overland transports in New Zealand (the 1991 stranding where the whales were trucked from the west coast […]

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Humpback Disentanglement

Humpback Disentanglement

After a report of a humpback whale being entangled in a rope at the entrance to the Mangonui Harbour, Northland, the Orca Research Trust team of Wendy, Leonie and Ingrid headed up to help find and disentangle the whale.  After an unsuccessful hook-up with the rescue lines the first day, we returned the second day. […]

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