Originally Posted by JPA Cate
Kind of amazing to me that the swimmer behaved as if he/she were unaware of the orca's presence. Yes, interesting they did not take the swimmer.
There is a woman in NZ who swims with the orca pods regularly, she is a whale researcher name of Ingrid Visser from memory. Orca population is only about 200 around NZ & they are dying off. Guess they would see humans a bit in the summer. Can't fancy us as a food
item but luckily, unlike great whites, they dont take a sample bite. At least not so far in recorded history
Have seen them occasionally come around us whilst we are on the boat
but too frightened to snorkel with them myself although it may well happen without intending it as they often hunt rays in the shallows.