Successful summer field season!

Researchers from the NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust have had an excellent summer field season. Liz Slooten and Steve Dawson spent a couple of months studying Hector’s dolphins at Banks Peninsula and are now back in Dunedin, teaching at Otago University. Tom Brough has started a new project studying Hector’s dolphin habitat preferences. He is […]

Dolphin death over Easter

A Hector’s dolphin died died in a ‘recreational’ (non-commercial) gillnet during the Easter weekend. Gillnets are allowed to be used in Akaroa Harbour from 1 April to 1 November every year. Research published in 2013 shows that Hector’s dolphins are actually still in the harbour at that time of year and allowing gillnets to be […]