HELPING THE ORCA
Last week may of us will have been lucky enough to see orca in the Firth of Thames as there regularly are at this time of year.
Lots of people I spoke to saw them or knew someone who had, although nobody seemed to know that there is actually something really useful you can do when you see them.
As the body responsible for the for the protection, conservation and management of all marine mammals, DOC keeps a database of sightings of dolphins and orca etc to help them determine things like population sizes, breeding
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