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Written by Mike Barrington, The Northern Advocate   
Friday, 24 August 2012
Orca in Tutukaka Harbour for breakfast. Click for larger picture.

Two massive male orcas with up to six female and juvenile companions caught Tutukaka locals by surprise when they entered the marina to hunt stingrays about 7am yesterday.

"It was so exciting. We were squealing with delight," Kate Malcolm said.

She and other Dive Tutukaka staff watched for about 30 minutes as the orcas split into two hunting pods to feed on stingrays and mullet.

"The orcas came right into the shallows. I was about two metres away from them," Ms Malcolm said.

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