Ingrid has attended numerous mass and individual strandings. She is experienced in sampling and data collection at these events, and in the use of refloatation Rescue Pontoons and other rescue equipment. She has served on the Board and was a trainer for another stranding rescue group.
|Name||Orca (killer whale)|
|Max. size - Male||9.8 m (32 ft)|
|Max. size - Female||8.5 m (27.8 ft)|
|Calf size||2.1-2.6 m (6.8-8.5 ft)|
|Max. weight - Male||10,000 kg|
|Max. weight - Female||7,500 kg|
|Calf weight||160-180 kg|
|Food||various, depending on which population of orca you are discussing (e.g., New Zealand is primarily rays and sharks, Norway is primarily herring)|
|Latin name||Orcinus orca|
|Number of Whales||1|
At this rescue
From a background as the NZ Whale Rescue Coordinator and a Fisheries Officer, Steve went on to design and implement both the Marine Mammal Medic (MMM) course, including full procedure manuals and the Whale Rescue Refloatation Pontoon System in the 1980s. Originally designed to train DoC staff and authorities in effective whale rescue techniques, Steve later redeveloped the MMM course for the layperson.
Location of Rescue
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