Last week some New Zealand divers doing a navigation training session got a bit more than they bargained for when a large orca and a calf swam into a reef channel near where they were. The larger one was apparently a whale that was 7 metres long and it came within touching distance of instructor Jim Kahukoti of Adventure Dive Gisborne. He described it as the highlight of his 3,000 dives.
A ranger from the Department of Conservation thinks that the male may have been teaching the calf to hunt stingray.
There’s some good photos and a video on the New Zealand Herald’s website.