Swimming with Orca

Swimming with Orca : My Life with New Zealand's Killer Whales

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The inspiring stories of Dr Ingrid Visser's encounters with orca. Called orca by some, and killer whales by others, these mysterious animals have become part of Ingrid's life. She has got to know many orca by sight and calls them her friends. Her experiences with orca challenge their fearsome reputation: she gets into the water with them, watches them hunt, and communicates in any way she can. Ingrid is the only orca researcher working in the South Pacific. This book details her fascinating discoveries, as well as telling her own personal story and describing her amazing adventures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • Penguin Group (NZ)
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • English
  • 014301983X
  • 9780143019831
  • 1,755,655

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Ingrid and the Orca; A Girl at Sea; Orca Project - First steps; The Science of Orca; My Doctoral Research; Orca around the World; Dexterous Predators and Dangerous Prey; Close Encounters of the Orca Kind; Ben the Wayward Orca; Filming Orca in the Wild; The Battle of the Thesis; Adopt an Orca; Where to Now?; Revered and Feared - Orca through the Ages; Extracts from my PhD Thesis; Glossary; Orca Terminology
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