Story: Dolphins

Dolphin caught in a set net

Dolphin caught in a set net

Hector’s and Māui’s dolphins fall foul of set nets which their sonar fails to ‘see’. In 2004 it was estimated there were only 111 Māui’s dolphins in North Island waters.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Hector’s and Māui’s dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

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