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Hector’s dolphin

Hector’s dolphin

Hector’s dolphin is small and chunky with a blunt beak, and one of just a few dolphin species to have a rounded dorsal fin. The Māui subspecies is similar in appearance. They are found only in New Zealand coastal waters.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Hector’s and Māui’s dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

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