Story: Whales

Humpback fluke

Humpback fluke

The humpback is a large baleen whale, which has white markings, unique to each whale, on the underside of its tail. This one was photographed during a whale survey in Cook Strait in 2004.

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Photograph by Helen McConnell

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Humpback whale', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006