23 Apr 2021

Whale documentary reveals special encounter with orca

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 23 April 2021

A new documentary series from James Cameron on whales has captured never-before-filmed whale behaviour across the world including in the waters of New Zealand.

New Zealand Marine biologist Dr Ingrid Visser was a contributing scientist to the documentary Secret Lives of Whales, which is narrated by Sigourney Weaver.

The team caught never-before filmed orca hunting techniques in Northland waters - and a very special encounter where an orca appeared to offer a stingray it caught to an underwater photographer.

Dr Visser spoke to Corin Dann.