Kōrero: Whales

Beached Shepherd’s beaked whale

Beached Shepherd’s beaked whale

This whale was stranded at Ōteranga Bay, south-west of Wellington, in September 1998. As the photo shows, beaked whales have a pronounced forehead and small flippers which sit in pockets.

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Reference: 10041750
Photograph by Peter Simpson

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Beaked whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7103/beached-shepherds-beaked-whale (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006