Story: Orcas

Breaching orca

Breaching orca

To breach the water, the orca swims towards the surface at great speed, gathering enough momentum to propel its massive body clear of the water.

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Orca Research Trust, Ingrid Visser
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Gerard Hutching, 'Orcas - Orcas in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006