A male orca known as Koru was stuck on a sandbank and tended to by a group of fishermen. It was one of eight seen in
the harbour where they had been feeding on stingrays. Dr Visser, Steve Hathaway and two Orca Research Trust volunteers, stayed with Koru until the tide rose enough for the orca to free itself. Koru was joined by an adult female, known as Nicky, and her newest calf, as the orca headed towards the harbour entrance. Dr Visser and her helpers trailed the trio until they were confident Koru had suffered no ill effects. Alert Ingrid Visser/Orca Research Trust by calling 0800 SEE ORCA if you see an orca.