This New Zealand Woman’s Passion for Orcas is Making Waves for Their Freedom

Wow, don’t miss what happens at 5:55…as shown here, Dr. Ingrid Visser says orcas are the ultimate predator because they are so smart. The coordination of their hunting methods are impressive.

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Four orcas surge toward a seal on ice to cause a wave. It works, the wave washed lunch off. Only in Antarctica. (Screenshot/Youtube)

“Dr. Ingrid Visser dedicates her life and her research to help the most intelligent predator on earth—Orca. She swims with wild orca and advocates for modern solutions to release orcas from captivity.”

Ingrid is the orca rescue hotline in New Zealand. “There are really no words to describe what it’s like to save an orca’s life.”

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Cutting bouy ropes from around the tail of a orca with two calves. (Screenshot/Youtube)

It seems that partly stems for the orcas understanding of what she is doing when she is working on rescuing them.

One time they were digging out a young male orca beached in shallow water. Once the dug out his dorsal fin on one side she heard it sort of sigh in relief. When they went round to dig out the other side, it rolled it’s weight to the opposite side to help them.
“Shot on location in New Zealand, this short film documents Ingrid’s life mission to preserve wild orca through education and leading rescue missions to save orca from shallow waters and fishing line entanglements,” explains GoPro on their Youtube channel.

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On her way to an orca rescue in New Zealand. (Screenshot/Youtube)

“It includes never-before-seen footage of a GoPro mounted to the dorsal fin of a wild orca plus various archival footage and pictures from the Orca Research Trust.”

Ingrid notes that orcas have the largest brain per body size in the animal kingdom, and they even have a part humans don’t have, which she thinks might be related to empathy and compassion.

Orca Rescue is the sixth in the HERO4: The Adventure of Life in 4K series.



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