Found dead during a research about dead marine birds and mammals on the coast.
2 for certain (& I think a 3rd) 100m offshore near Coopers Lagoon, Canterbury (Note: One Hector's Dolphin seen on last visit on 13/8/14 -observation entered).
Hectors Dolphin slowly cruising along coastline about 100m off shore. Seemed to be just 1 individual.
We saw a small pod off the coast of the Kaikoura Peninsula
Unknown bone found on beach in Bay of Islands. My young son is hoping it is from a moa. I have my doubts ;-)
Can anyone shed any light on it?
Large pod travelling with accompaning gannets in Firth of Thames.
Mothers and young swimming under the bow of a boat.
Oceanic dolphins are members of the cetacean family Delphinidae. These marine mammals are related to whales and porpoises. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves. As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin are coastal or riverine.