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Pygmy killer whale

Pygmy killer whale

On the 24th of Dec ’10, Ali Perkins was leading a group of tourists along 90 Mile Beach.  She found a ‘whale’ and requested help with identification. Ingrid Visser immediately realized that this animal was a pygmy killer whale (Feresa attenuata).  This was the first record for the species in NZ, so on the 31st […]

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Blue whales off OREC

Blue whales off OREC

Written by Leonie Mahlke While we were working on some jobs at OREC, Ingrid suddenly screamed and started running through the house.  She spotted big blows in the far distance, right in front of Orca Central.  We drove to her neighbors house, which allowed us to have a better view above the sea.  Her former […]

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