Story: Dolphins

Cavorting duskies

Dusky dolphins frequently gather in large groups and perform spectacular somersaults and body slams. The reasons for this may be social, or may simply be an attempt to dislodge barnacles.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Dusky dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/4673/cavorting-duskies (accessed 19 June 2019)

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