Story: Whales

Stranded sperm whale

Stranded sperm whale

The most common of the toothed whale group is the sperm whale, whose sharp teeth were often carved by whalers. This whale was stranded on Cape Campbell, Marlborough, in 1995.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Whales in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006