10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Southern Right Whale
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Standard Catalog of World CoinsSchön# 316
by George S. Cuhaj
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)
Australia's endangered species - Southern Right Whale
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
A Southern Right Whale and her calf
SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE
A protected species, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) can be seen in waters along the southern coastline pf Australia from Perth to Sydney. Recently reclassified as "Vulnerable", it exists in very limited numbers and is still under threat of extinction.
Growing up to 18 metres in length and weighing up to 80 tonnes, it is a slow swimmer, making it easy prey for whalers. Usually black in colour, some have white spots on their head and back. Large callosities along the jaw identify individual animals.
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