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Moeraki locals had a pleasant surprise when a pod of orcas started frolicking in Moeraki Bay yesterday.
Tania Johnston, of the Moeraki Tavern, said she saw at least eight whales.
"They were super close - just one or two metres from the shore. I saw about eight. There were definitely two families, two sets of parents with calves. They were there for about three hours, just cruising around between the Moeraki boulders and Moeraki."
Miss Johnston said it was the second time in two years orcas had visited the bay.