Friday, November 7, 2008

Swimming with the Dolphins in the Cook Strait

To date, 61 individuals from 8 countries have made 71 successful crossings of the 26K (16 miles) Cook Strait in the 14-19°C waters (57-66°F) between the South and North Islands of New Zealand. On April 5, 2006, under the escort of Philip Rush, Penny Palfrey swam the 16-mile Cook Strait in 8 hours and 26 minutes...and was joined by some dolphins along the way.

Photo from Chris Palfrey.

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