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WHALING IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS 1791–1963

WHALING IN NEW ZEALAND WATERS 1791–1963

Throughout its history the nature and scope of New Zealand whaling have been influenced primarily by the local abundance and the habits of three species of whale, namely the sperm, southern right, and humpback. It is therefore necessary to distinguish clearly the relevant differences between these three mammals.

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