Whales at New Brighton near Pier: Picturing Canterbury

Whales at New Brighton near Pier by Gina Hubert. CC BY-ND 4.0. CCL-DW-133871.

Two Southern Right Whales, cow with her calf swam to New Brighton Pier on Sunday 8 August 2021. People gathered on the pier, along the beaches, North Shore to Taylor's Mistake, hoping to see whales that were in Pegasus Bay (6-12 August). The sea was calm, but not Thurs 12th when the two whales were not easily seen. Whale watchers saw them from Clifton Hill outlook.

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