Tagged: whales

Antarctic Voyage: Hump day – half way through the trip - Field Work

Guest Author Feb 25, 2013

Written by Dr Helen Bostock  (Marine Geologist, NIWA). Date: 22/2/2013 Location: 64.838758°S, 142.310661°E Weather: 20 knots, cloudy Sea state: 2-3 m swell Humpback whales We are now half way through the voyage…. it seems to be going by quickly. While most people were at lunch today, we were visited by 5 or 6 large humpback whales … Read More

Dem pesky birds - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Feb 19, 2010

The Australian outback has flies. You know the eponymous hand-flick of countries with flies? Locals there apparently call it the ’Australian Salute’. Whales seem to have flocks of birds and tail flicks. In this video, I can just imagine the whale cruising along thinking, ’it’s dem pesky birds again!’: … Read More

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