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The Colossal Squid

You may have heard of the giant squid, the creature that battles with sperm whales in the deep, and may have served as the catalyst for the myth of the Kraken. 588 more words


The Intriguing Sperm Whale

Within a thousand meters off the coast of the Kaikoura peninsula of New Zealand, the continental shelf falls off sharply into the Kaikoura Canyon that runs in a north easterly direction for some 60 kilometres and is around 1,200 meters deep. 641 more words


Murder mystery: How were a pod of sperm whales found dead, 45m up a sea cliff?

“Whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” – Professor James Goff

It’s 1912 on the Miramar peninsula – a gloriously green and hilly cape, jutting into the Pacific Ocean just south of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Odd Organisms

Auctioneers & Ivory Update

Ivory has been used for piano keys, jewelry items, veneers, figurines, pool balls, cue sticks, door handles, buttons and a myriad of other items.

And, auctioneers somewhat frequently discuss what is legal and illegal concerning the selling of ivory … and like items. 1,750 more words


Marine wildlife encounters in Kaikoura

Kaikoura is all about what lives in and around the water, from whale watching, sea bird spotting to crayfish from the BBQ. The town is located on a peninsula 180 km North of Christchurch on the East Coast of the South Island. 134 more words


Day 36

22nd November 2001

Last night seeing dolphins swimming in the bioluminescence was mind blowing, but I was woken up at first light today for more marine mammal drama. 732 more words

Salty Tales

Lesser Antilles part 2: Dominica, 5th - 8th June 2017.

This post covers my visit to the island of Dominica (pronounced Dom-in-ee-ka) as part of my tour of the Lesser Antilles.

I had intended to post photos from Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique but I had more decent photos of Dominica than I though, so the two French islands will appear in the next post. 1,023 more words