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.
|Name||Pilot whale, long-finned|
|Max. size - Male||6.7 m (21.9 ft)|
|Max. size - Female||5.7 m (18.7 ft)|
|Calf size||1.7-1.8 m (5.5-5.9 ft)|
|Max. weight - Male||2,300 kg|
|Max. weight - Female||1,300 kg|
|Calf weight||75 kg|
|Food||primary food is squid, but known to take fish|
|Latin name||Globicephala melas|
|Location||Karikari Peninsula, Northland|
At this rescue
Floppy has attended multiple mass and individual strandings. She is experienced in the use of refloatation Rescue Pontoons and other rescue equipment. Floppy has served on the Board of another stranding rescue group where she was also a trainer and area coordinator.
With special thanks to
To Big Wave productions for their documentation of this stranding for the international version of the documentary featuring Dr Ingrid Visser's research.
To Steve Hathaway for his underwater filming and assistance to move the whales once they were free-swimming.
To all the locals who willing gave their time and all those who also provided vehicles, tractors and trailers to help move the whales.
Location of Rescue
‹‹ Previous2009, December 27, Pilot whales, Coromandel
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