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Dead Orca Stranding

Dead Orca Stranding

Sub-adult male, found dead on a Whakatane beach.  Dr Visser guarded the animal overnight so nothing would be taken (i.e., teeth).  Despite in-depth discussion with Iwi (local Maori tribe) they declined to allow a necropsy (animal autopsy) to be conducted.  In the end, the animal was buried locally next to Maori chiefs. Счастью не было […]

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Putita Stranding & Rescue

Putita Stranding & Rescue

Yesterday in Whangarei, Ingrid headed out to the beach to help Putita (an orca well known to Ingrid) who had stranded on the beach alongside Yin.  Yin was able to return to water without human assistance.
  Yin is easy to identify, with the unique and plentiful markings on the dorsal fin.  And Yin is often […]

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