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Marine ranger and whale (2 o 2)

Marine ranger and whale

About a week after the Gray’s beaked whale was stranded on Waiheke Island, a young beaked whale was found in a West Auckland River. Department of Conservation staff thought that it might have been the calf of the Waiheke whale. They managed to get the half-tonne mammal onto a stretcher and drag it out to Auckland Harbour, where it was released. One of the department’s rangers, Karl McLeod, is tending the young whale.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 29 January 2003
Photograph by Alan Gibson

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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/7105/marine-ranger-and-whale (accessed 21 August 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006