Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great day - saw a humpback whale calf!

Great story!

"How was your day at work yesterday? Yeah, same here.
Oh, except that while researching a story yesterday morning with Otago Daily Times illustrations editor Stephen Jaquiery, we stumbled upon a whale."

"The whale swam in circles on its side, its gaping maw wide open. Jaquiery got some great photos - although most of them were flukes.
Department of Conservation coastal marine ranger Jim Fyfe later told us the whale was a humpback calf. "
"They often travel through here at this time of year. They migrate from the Antarctic up to the Pacific and then spend summer swimming around Tonga.""

In the past, a lot of my relatives were whalers. I'm pleased we don't kill these animals anymore.

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