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Human Interest - Local
Written by Andre Hueber, The Northern Advocate   
Friday, 07 August 2009

A southern right whale and her injured calf have been spotted off the Tutukaka Coast, and boaties have been asked to give them space.

The pair were first sighted in the Hauraki Gulf early last week before stopping off at Omaha Beach, near Warkworth, on Wednesday and Ruakaka on Thursday, Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Bryce Lummis said.

On Tuesday, the mother and child were only 50m off the Tutukaka coast in the vicinity of Taiharuru and Pataua Inlet.

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