Image courtesy of Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Blue whale sightings in the Hauraki Gulf are at an all-time high – it’s almost as if the mammals are surfacing to applaud our efforts during Plastic Free July.

Between 12 and 18 July, Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari experienced six sightings of blue whales. 

The number of sightings in 2018 has been unlike any previous year in the company’s 18-year history. In the past 12 months alone there were 15 sightings on safaris, compared to just four in the 12 months prior. • Sophie Boladeras

Full story in this weeks Gulf News… Out Now!!!

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