Ingrid N. Visser

Ingrid N. Visser is the Founder and Principal Scientist of the New Zealand-based Orca Research Trust, which works to protect orca and their habitat through conservation, education and scientific research.

Since 1992, she has worked with orcas not only around New Zealand, but also in the waters of Antarctica, Argentina and Papua New Guinea, and has also contributed to orca research projects in the Kamchatka region of Russia, off the North American coasts of Washington, Alaska and British Colombia, and in the waters of Iceland, where she worked with the Keiko project.

Ingrid’s work has appeared in various magazines and on numerous TV documentaries. she is also the author of two children’s books and an autobiography, Swimming with Orca.

She is also a co-founder of the Free Morgan Foundation, working to raise awareness of the plight of the killer whale Morgan, who is currently being held captive and used commercially at the entertainment theme park Loro Parque, in Spain.