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Stranded Bryde’s whale

Stranded Bryde’s whale

The most common, and second smallest, whale seen in New Zealand, is Bryde’s whale. It is found in the northern part of New Zealand, on the east coast. This one, on Great Barrier Island, had a rope caught round its mouth.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Sei, Bryde’s and minke whale', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006