Story: Whales



Right whales are characterised by crusty outgrowths which are called callosities, often infested by lice. These were seen on a southern right whale in Te Waewae Bay, Southland, in 1990.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Southern right whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006