Story: Whales

Whale blows

Whale blows

This diagram shows the different direction and shape of the blows of the main whale species seen in New Zealand waters.

Using this item

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Source: Alan N. Baker, Whales and dolphins of New Zealand and Australia: an identification guide. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 1999, pp. 42–43

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Sei, Bryde’s and minke whale', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006