Video captures orcas stalking swimmer in Wellington

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orcas-stalking-swimmerSee The New Zealand Herald

A swimmer who had a close encounter with orca in Wellington’s Lyall Bay yesterday was never in danger, an orca expert says.

The person who sent the video, Rebecca Parlett, said the swimmer was unaware he was being followed by two of the ocean’s top predators until being alerted by other beachgoers.

He told them he turned around at one point and could have touched one.

Image courtesy of Rennett Stowe, CC BY 2.0

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