Reports suggest that nine orcas have died after stranding in New Zealand. NZ's experts at the Orca Research Trust are aware of this and are making their way to the remote location where the animals can be found. You can read more on the story here:
From David Kirby, author of "Death at SeaWorld":
With only 200 orca in the New Zealand population, nine individuals constitutes 5% of the population. Visit www.orcaresearch.org to find out more about the New Zealand orca and how you can help conserve them.