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Humpbacks return to Cook Islands for a whale of a time

Saturday 20 August 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Features, Weekend

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Humpbacks return to Cook Islands for a whale of a time
A mother and calf swim in Rarotonga. Photographer Charlotte Piho said it was amazing they were still around this late in the season. Photo: CHARLOTTE PIHO/21102720

Whales in the Southern Ocean have been spotted returning to the Cook Islands, with a number giving birth as early as a couple of months ago, and using the country as a passage to migrate to their traditional breeding ground in Tonga.

Whales in the Southern Ocean have been spotted returning to the Cook Islands, with a number giving birth as early as a couple of months ago, and using the country as a passage to migrate to their traditional breeding ground in Tonga.


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