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New Zealand distribution of bottlenose dolphins

New Zealand distribution of bottlenose dolphins

The coastal bottlenose dolphins are found in three regions: the eastern North Island from Doubtless Bay to Tauranga; the north of the South Island from Cloudy Bay to Westport; and Fiordland, where the biggest group is found in Doubtful Sound.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Bottlenose dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/4681/new-zealand-distribution-of-bottlenose-dolphins (accessed 17 September 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015