Story: Orcas

Orca eating a stingray

Orca eating a stingray

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.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Orcas - Feeding and other habits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006