The Woman Who Swims with Killer Whales

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Natural World, 2011-2012 Episode 5 of 13

Duration: 1 hour

The killer whale is one of the most feared predators in the ocean and most would consider it madness to enter the water with one. But New Zealander Dr Ingrid Visser thinks differently - and by swimming with her beloved whales she has come to know almost all of them by sight. But there's been an unusual number of deaths recently and Ingrid is on a mission to find out what is going on. Her findings reveal disturbing new information about the health of our oceans.

  • Ingrid Visser playing with an orca

    Ingrid Visser playing with an orca

  • Ingrid Visser swimming with orcas

    Ingrid Visser swimming with orcas


Ingrid Visser
Mark Woodward
Series Editor
Steve Greenwood
Executive Producer
Sarah Cunliffe
Executive Producer
Chris Cole


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