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Norwegian Orca Survey volunteers a boat for the feeding program

May 16, 2019

Richard Karoliussen has driven 650 km to get the research boat from Andenes to Hammerfest. The same boat will be used to feed Hvaldimir three to four times a day, away from main busy docking areas. Such protocol aims at conditioning the whale to receive food from only one vessel and therefore not to expect being fed from other boats. Also, conditioning feeding from remote spots may assist in decreasing the time the whale spends in inner busy pathways. This was suggested as a temporary solution until further plans are developed for Hvaldimir.