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Written by Mike Dinsdale, The Northen Advocate   
Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Rare Sighting: Three blue whales seen cruising off the Tutukaka Coast on Saturday. Photo / Kevin Macmillan

Just weeks ago the Tutukaka coast was named one of the top three coastlines in the world and on Saturday one of the reasons why was on full display less than 1km from shore - three massive blue whales enjoying a cruise north.

Last month, National Geographic Traveller magazine said the Tutukaka Coast was one of the top three coastlines in the world, partly because of its abundance of wildlife.

And on Saturday trippers on a Dive Tutukaka boat saw first-hand that marine life in action as a pod of three blue whales - the world's largest animals - cruised north at a speedy eight to nine knots.

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