Story: Orcas

Orcas travelling

Orcas tend to travel in close-knit pods. This pod (two females, a male with a tall dorsal fin, and a large calf) is swimming over the Campbell Plateau. They move by powerful thrusts of the tail, and can travel up to 150 kilometres a day.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Orcas - Orcas in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006