Story: Whales

Pygmy whale calf

Pygmy whale calf

A Massey University researcher, Padraig Duignan (left), and a Department of Conservation ranger, Malcolm Smith, examine a pygmy whale calf, which was stranded at Māhia in northern Hawke’s Bay. Strandings are reasonably common there, and Padraig Duignan was working with others to investigate their cause.

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

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006