Story: Whales

Mass stranding

Mass stranding

One of three species which strand themselves in groups is the sperm whale. Nearly 60 sperm whales stranded here at Tatapouri Point, Gisborne, in March 1970.

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Reference: Alan N. Baker, Whales and dolphins of New Zealand and Australia. Wellington: Biological Society, Victoria University of Wellington, 1972
Photograph by Faulkner

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Strandings: whales and dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006