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‘Killer’ toothaches for captive orca – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on October 13th, 2017.

Captive orca have terrible teeth, mostly caused by chewing concrete and steel tank surfaces, according to research that photographed the mouths of 29 orca kept in captivity by one company in the USA and Spain. The research team, including New Zealanders, found all 29 whales had some form of damage to their teeth and more […]

Scientists study southern killer whale stranding

John Kerr posted in on February 13th, 2014.

Nine orca have died after becoming stranded on a Southland Beach early Wednesday morning. The Department of Conservation says the stranding, which included one calf, was approximately five per cent of the national population. Their full release is available here. The rare Blue Cliffs beach stranding–near Tuatapere in Southland–is only the third mass beaching of […]

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