Captain Cook’s First Voyage 1768-1771 . by Captain Cook.
Captain James Cook, FRS, RN (7 November 1728[NB 1] – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.
Food Chain for Great Whites - Shark Bait for Larger Shark
Chomp: The Kiwi fisherman took the spectacular photo, pictured, on December 28, and posted it on Reddit
The decent-sized shark was hooked in the waters near Kaiteriteri during a post-Christmas expedition on December 28.
It is unclear exactly what happened next, though the fisherman presumably cut his losses and the line, losing his catch.
However, he did escape with the epic image, which immediately shot to Reddit’s front page and has garnered also 1000 comments since.
It’s not uncommon for sharks to prey upon each other, but it’s rarely caught in such a daring fashion.
Now we know what it looks like to be bait for such a beast, it’s probably best not to go swimming too far from the New Zealand coast any time soon.
The larger shark, also a Great White, had obviously decided he’d be the one to gobble the fish up.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2254780/Spectacular-photo-captures-moment-great-white-gobbled-EVEN-BIGGER-shark-hauled-fishermans-boat.html#ixzz2GYTW7Sqb
- Sydney beaches closed as shark lurks (bigpondnews.com)
- Great white shark mating discovery (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
Monty - the shelter dog
Monty sits in the driver’s seat behind the wheel while training. Rather than chasing cars, dogs in New Zealand are being taught to drive them - steering, pedals and all - in a project aimed at increasing pet adoptions from animal shelters. Animal trainer Mark Vette has spent two months training three cross-breed rescue dogs from the Auckland SPCA to drive a modified Mini as a way of proving that even unwanted canines can be taught to perform complex tasks.Picture: SDraftFCB/AFP/Getty Images
- Three Shelter Dogs Learn to Drive a Car (petsigncri.com)
Maori Activist with traditional tribal face tattoos
Sculpture in the Gibbs Farm
Gibbs Farm is an unusual setting for a sculpture collection. The North Auckland property is dominated by the Kaipara Harbour, the largest harbour in the Southern hemisphere. (From Edot)