Ingrid has attended numerous mass and individual strandings. She is experienced in sampling and data collection at these events, and in the use of refloatation Rescue Pontoons and other rescue equipment. She has served on the Board and was a trainer for another stranding rescue group.
Dr Ingrid Visser arrived to assist in the rescue of this young male orca. He was vocalising strongly and she was able to make recordings of his calls. The reason for calling out was apparent not long after he was returned to the ocean, when an adult male orca turned up to accompany the youngester back out to sea.
|Name||Orca (killer whale)|
|Max. size - Male||9.8 m (32 ft)|
|Max. size - Female||8.5 m (27.8 ft)|
|Calf size||2.1-2.6 m (6.8-8.5 ft)|
|Max. weight - Male||10,000 kg|
|Max. weight - Female||7,500 kg|
|Calf weight||160-180 kg|
|Food||various, depending on which population of orca you are discussing (e.g., New Zealand is primarily rays and sharks, Norway is primarily herring)|
|Latin name||Orcinus orca|
|Number of Whales||1|
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