Sent another $100 donation across to Orca Research Trust!
ORT is the main non-profit I support with my ocean-themed jewellery business because of my personal affiliation. Watching Ingrid (Dr. Ingrid Visser) work tirelessly every single day of her life, for captive and wild orcas worldwide, is nothing short of inspiring. So anything I/we can do to help is a step in the right direction!
Globally, orcas have a varied diet – fish, seals and dolphins are just some of their prey. In New Zealand waters they have developed novel strategies for finding and feeding on rays, which are not known to be part of their diet elsewhere.
I love the New Zealand Orca! This is the first wild pod i’ve begun taking an interest in after watching Swimming With Killer Whales on Netflix. (Highly recommend!!). This is a wonderful guide from the Orca Research Trust, to learn how to ID the NZO’s.
The tiny Maui’s dolphin, whose evolutionary path has out-maneuvered that of the brainiest predator in the ocean – the killer whale – now faces near extinction at the hands of man. In a few short decades this unique dolphin and its close relative the Hector’s dolphin have been decimated by greed and corruption.