Dr Ingrid Visser calms a young orca who became stranded in the Bay of Islands. Requiring only a little help it was soon swimming with its mother.
Dr Ingrid Visser cups water over the orca known as Rakey-Cousteau who was rescued after washing up on a stormy beach. Photo: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society
An adult pilot whale rolls on it's side, whilst a nenoate swims by looking for it's mother
“Rudie”, an adult male orca stranded in 2004, has been regularly resighted since his rescue. Photo: Mike Cunningham, Northern Advocate
With Dr Ingrid Visser alongside the Bryde's whale for scale, it can be seen just how large this individual was.
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