Orca in the Tauranga harbour with the Kaimai ranges in the distance. Note the small Orca with the odd dorsal fin, believed to be bitten off, possibly by a shark, when she was around the age of 1 or less. I’ve seen this Orca quite a few times over the last 8yrs and she has grown to become a strong, confident and very beautiful creature with a remarkable personality. This pod is what I call the ‘harbour hunters’ and they venture into extremely shallow water in search of rays. Our harbour is also extremely busy with boats and other vessels and I must admit, I worry for their safety when they come in.
Save NZ’s Orca. Give them space.
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