Marine Biologist Nan Hauser who's lifelong passion for whales started in Bermuda recently joined a Nonsuch Expedition and named one of the new chicks "Ikurangi" which literally means “the tail of the sky” after a mountain on her research base on Rarotonga.
"I live at the base of Ikurangi and it is part of my back yard in Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific that hovers over the villages of Takuvaine and Matavera. The dramatic mountain has a mysterious and alluring beauty.
This reminded me of the beautiful Cahow when I met one for the first time!
I am thrilled and honored to be able to name one of the Cahow chicks!! Thank YOU !!!"