Kōrero: Whales

Blowholes

Blowholes

Right whales have a unique blow, with the water rising in two columns. This close-up of a whale calf was taken at Karitāne, Otago.

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Photograph by Nicola Vallance

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Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Southern right whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7085/blowholes (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006