Story: Whales

Stranded Bryde’s whale

Stranded Bryde’s whale

The most common, and second smallest, whale seen in New Zealand, is Bryde’s whale. It is found in the northern part of New Zealand, on the east coast. This one, on Great Barrier Island, had a rope caught round its mouth.

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Sei, Bryde’s and minke whale', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7093/stranded-brydes-whale (accessed 14 October 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006