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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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Common Dolphins
10 Mar 2019

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Common Dolphins

1. There are several recognised species of common dolphin around the world. The ones in New Zealand are known as the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis).   2. They are called common dolphins as they have been sighted in every ocean and most seas (except polar regions). However, it does…



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Bryde's whales and sei whales - a comparison
25 Feb 2019

Bryde's whales and sei whales - a comparison

In recent months we have had several sightings of sei whales who are a visitor to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. They look incredibly similar to Bryde's whales and it can be difficult to tell the two apart but they are very unique in their own ways.        Bryde's whale (left) and sei whale (right…



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