Dining with Killer Whales

Dining with Killer Whales

Imagine a place in the broad blue expanse of the ocean where you could go to reliably see a pod of Orca breeching, travel through pools of blood as they execute a kill and even see birds and sharks try to nick the leftovers straight from the whale’s mouth.

For 6 weeks every year, that place actually exists in Australian waters.

It’s called Bremer Canyon, a 4 km deep schism off the coast of Australia’s South West. Fiona Pepper is on a small boat in the swell, feeling a little seasick as she observes the annual Killer Whale aggregation.

This program aired on Radio National’s Off Track and was awarded ‘best regional news coverage outside agriculture’ in the 2016 Rural Media Association of WA awards.

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