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Pilot Whales

Pilot Whales

Pilot whales were sighted between the Poor Knight Islands and the Tutukaka Coast.  Given that so little is known about this species, despite the fact that they strand so relatively frequently, we set out to observe and photograph them.  We had the good fortune to encounter them in good sea conditions, so we could do […]

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Orca in the Bay of Islands

Orca in the Bay of Islands

Written by Samantha Hale (from the USA) Leonie and I had the opportunity to go out in the Manawhanui, a gorgeous 22m cutter-rigged ketch, owned by John Zaeschmar and his mascot Moby of Ecocruz in the Bay of Islands (http://www.ecocruz.co.nz//index.html).  After two days in the wonderful Bay of Islands we came across some Orca coming […]

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