1 Nov 2017

A newly discovered sea friendship

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 1 November 2017
False Killer whale in the Kermadecs

False Killer whale in the Kermadecs Photo: Bob Atkinson

Different species of dolphins in New Zealand waters, the false killer whales and bottlenose, have been captured not only hunting together but also socialising, travelling and resting with each other. The discovery was made during filming for Blue Planet II, with the help of a kiwi marine biologist. Elizabeth Slooten, Senior Lecturer Department of Zoology, University of Otago, tells us why this is exciting experts.