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A STRANDED sperm whale lies in shallow water at Hawai and will be moved along the beach beyond the waves for recovery of the bones.   Photo Sven Carlsson OB1433-03 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Huge sperm whale strands at Hawai

Sven Carlsson

OPOTIKI Department of Conservation staff and the Ngai Tai iwi are preparing for the recovery of a 10-tonne sperm whale found dead at the western end of Hawai beach on Sunday evening.

DoC ranger Andrew Glaser said he and colleague Mithuna Sothieson got a call from the department’s duty officer just before 8am yesterday morning.

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