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Unique pūtōrino

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  Richard Nunns playing his unique whale rib pūtōrino on Te Papa’s marae. Richard Nunns, expert in ngā taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments), has a very unusual pūtōrino, or flute, made from the rib of a right whale. With its long, curving shape and carved references to the tail flukes and blow hole of a… Read more »

Whales Fab Fact 7

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Whales Fab Fact 7: Whale Teeth The narwhal tusk is the largest whale tooth. It can measure nearly 3 metres (9 feet) long on an animal not quite 5 metres (16 feet)! It is the likely origin of the unicorn story. Anton van Helden holding a narwhal tusk. Ko te niho tohorā rahi rawa atu… Read more »