If you see orca in New Zealand waters, please report it as SOON AS POSSIBLE.
We rely on sightings from the public to find the orca and would rather receive 10 calls about the same sighting than not hear about the orca at all. Many people believe that someone else has called – but often what happens is that we don’t hear about the orca until days later.
You can also download the NZ Orca Photo-Identification Guide to help you recognise the individual orca.
Please call the toll-free number
0800 SEE ORCA (0800 733 6722)
We are in the process of establishing an online reporting database, but until then, please phone first and if you have the time please download the sighting form and post it to us with any photographs you may have. Thanks in advance for your support.