Kōrero: Whales

Southern bottlenose skeleton

Southern bottlenose skeleton

There are at least half a dozen species of beaked whale found very occasionally around New Zealand. One is the southern bottlenose whale. This skull is held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: B.013806

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Whales - Beaked whales', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/7106/southern-bottlenose-skeleton (accessed 8 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006