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Whales in Kaikōura: sperm whale (1 o 4)

Whales in Kaikōura: sperm whale

The tail of a sperm whale flukes (lifts before diving) off Kaikōura. The deep water along the Kaikōura coast brings whales closer to shore than in any other accessible part of the New Zealand coast. Whale-watching trips take visitors into the waters where whales are most likely to surface.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Kaikōura coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31874/whales-in-kaikoura-sperm-whale (accessed 21 March 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015