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Whales in Kaikōura: sperm whale (1st of 4)

Whales in Kaikōura: sperm whale

The tail of a sperm whale flukes (lifts before diving) off Kaikōura. The deep water along the Kaikōura coast brings whales closer to shore than in any other accessible part of the New Zealand coast. Whale-watching trips take visitors into the waters where whales are most likely to surface.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Kaikōura coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015