Posts tagged with humpback whale

Dusky Sound – rich in history and wildlife

  • Mottled petrel, Dusky Sound, November 2016. Image: Jean-Claude Stahl, Te Papa
  • Flax weevil (Anagotus fairburni), Dusky Sound, November 2016. Image: Jean-Claude Stahl, Te Papa
  • Adult tawaki / Fiordland crested penguin, Dusky Sound, November 2016. Image: Colin Miskelly, Te Papa
  • Kakapo on Anchor Island, November 2016. Image: Jean-Claude Stahl, Te Papa

A team of Te Papa scientists recently visited Dusky Sound as the first stage in an investigation of changes in biodiversity since Cook’s visit in 1773. Cook named the area ‘Dusky Bay’ when he sailed past on his first voyage in March 1770, and explored the sound and its wildlife more thoroughly during a 6-week… Read more »

Whales – school holiday fun! Number 1

  • Whales
  • Right whale and a boat
  • Different whales to colour in
  • Humpback singing

Colour in a cool cetacean cartoon! Kids, go wild these school holidays with these awesome whale pictures drawn by Anton van Helden, our marine mammal scientist! Just click on the picture, print it out, and colour however you like – spots, rainbows, stripes…! Humpback whale singing (pdf, 180KB) Want to hear what a humpback whale… Read more »

Fab facts about whales

The Whales Tohorā team came across some amazing info as we put together the Whales Tohorā exhibition. Things we never knew! And we’re lucky that our marine mammal scientist Anton van Helden is a great cartoonist – and loves drawing whales! So now we’d like to share some of this info with you – we’ll… Read more »