MAUI & HECTOR'S DOLPHIN

Sad sight yesterday: A mum and young calf Hector's dolphin following a trawler on the south-east side of Banks Peninsula. The calf was struggling to keep up with its mother. The trawler was in quite deep water (about 60-70 metres) so the dolphins were doing deep dives, then coming to the surface and racing along to get back to the trawl net. No problem for larger dolphins like dusky or bottlenose, but hard work for a small Hector's dolphin. She must have been pretty desperate to choose such a tough and dangerous way to find food. Hope the calf makes it! ... See MoreSee Less

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