Spotting New Zealand Fur Seals This Winter
10 Jun 2019

Spotting New Zealand Fur Seals This Winter

Once nearly hunted to the brink of extinction, nowadays, New Zealand fur seals (kekeno) can be seen around the country's coastline much to the delight of tourists and locals alike.    During the Winter, fur seals come ashore during the "haul out" phase of their annual cycle which generally leads t…



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May 2019 Whale Watching Highlights
08 Jun 2019

May 2019 Whale Watching Highlights

What a month and a great start to the cooler Winter season! Similarly to April, we encountered small groups of common dolphins and bottlenose dolphins during the start of the month. As explained in last month's blog post, bottlenose dolphins are seen quite frequently at the start of the Winter…



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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Bryde's Whales
27 May 2019

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Bryde's Whales

There are fantastic opportunities to see the Nationally Endangered Bryde's whale during your visit to Auckland!   1. The Bryde's whale is named after a Norweigan man called Johan Bryde who discovered the species when he helped to set up one of the first whaling stations in South Africa.   Phot…



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