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New Years Day Orca

New Years Day Orca

New Years Day – by anyone’s standards spending it with orca can’t be bad, but we (Sarah and Rhea – the dog – Dwyer, along with Ingrid) had a magic day out with orca in the Bay of Islands – they spent 11 hours with the orca – watching them sleep and hunt and travel. […]

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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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