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Whale Survey: From killers to conservationists

Whale hunters back on new mission

Men who once killed whales for a living have become the backbone of efforts to save them.

Killers to conservationists

An evolution of whaling

KIRSTY JOHNSTON - Stuff

It was a fierce winter's day when Picton fisherman Joe Perano took a boat into the Cook Strait and killed his first whale. 

Humpback survey counts record numbers

KIRSTY JOHNSTON - Stuff

Once dismissed as a desktop exercise, the Cook Strait whale survey this year recorded its highest number yet of humpbacks migrating for the winter

A whale of a family tale

Brothers almost torn apart by success

KIRSTY JOHNSTON - Stuff

Two brothers brought fame and fortune when they revolutionised the whaling industry were nearly torn apart by their own success.

The thrill of the chase

KIRSTY JOHNSTON - Stuff

Chasing a whale can only be described as a nerve-wracking experience.
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