July 2019 Whale Watching Highlights
04 Aug 2019

July 2019 Whale Watching Highlights

We came back from our routine maintenance and reckon we could've been easily fooled for believing it to be July 2018!   1 year and 1 day after the start of the 2018 pygmy blue whale run of sightings, we had our first blue whale sighting of 2019! Given that prior to last year, we had only had a ha…



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An Interview With: Microplastics Student Devina Shetty
28 Jul 2019

An Interview With: Microplastics Student Devina Shetty

Hi Devina! Can you tell us who you are and what you do in the plastics research space (i.e. what you are studying and at what academic level)? I am a Research Masters Student at the Institute of Marine Science, University of Auckland. For my Master’s thesis I am looking at plastic ingestion by fis…



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Species Spotlight: Bryde's Whales vs Blue Whales
21 Jul 2019

Species Spotlight: Bryde's Whales vs Blue Whales

In our last species comparison we compared our resident Bryde's whales with sei whales. This time, we are look at how our Winter visitors, the pygmy blue whales size up to the Bryde's whales.   1. Weight  Adult Bryde's whales can weigh around 20-30 tonnes which is the equivalent of about 5 African e…



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