Posts tagged with pygmy sperm whale

Roseneath’s dead Pygmy Sperm whale

Anton pointing down to the washed up dead whale.

So I’m at my desk when my cell rings – its Anton (you know – our Collection Manager Marine Mammals)… “Do you wanna see a dead whale?” Of course! So off I trot (nice and quicksmart in time with whatever’s playing on my MP3) – not even worrying about what the Wellington wind was doing… Read more »

Moko to the rescue!

  • Lucy Ryan with model of a pygmy sperm whale calf
  • Lucy Ryan with model of a pygmy sperm whale calf

Moko, the resident bottlenose dolphin at Mahia, was the heroine of the day last week. The amazing story of how a dolphin helped save a stranded pygmy sperm whale mother and her calf made news headlines in NZ – and was even picked up by media around the world! Read the story  here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4436390a11.html http://news.scotsman.com/world/Dolphin-leads-whales-out-of.3872748.jp The area around… Read more »