Researcher discovers famous Eden killer whale's links to modern NZ orcas

James Parker
October 18 2023 - 3:40pm
Researcher Isabella Reeves takes a DNA sample from the upper tooth and jawbone of Old Tom, and an early photograph of whalers working alongside killer whales. Pictures supplied by Eden Killer Whale Museum
Researcher Isabella Reeves takes a DNA sample from the upper tooth and jawbone of Old Tom, and an early photograph of whalers working alongside killer whales. Pictures supplied by Eden Killer Whale Museum

After he washed up on his old battleground at Kiah whaling station in Twofold Bay on September 17, 1930, the legendary 6.7 metre, six tonne killer whale and warrior of the deep, Old Tom, became the catalyst for the construction of the Eden Killer Whale Museum.

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James Parker

James Parker

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I am a regional daily news journalist on the Far South Coast of NSW aiming to immortalise the stories of everyday people through narratives. Have you got a story? Contact me on 0437 166 441 or at james.parker@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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