Christchurch attractions - NZ dolphins are only found in New Zealand. Maui dolphins are found in the North Island and Hector’s dolphins in the South Island. There are less than 60 Maui...
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NZ dolphins are only found in New Zealand. Maui dolphins are found in the North Island and Hector’s dolphins in the South Island. There are less than 60 Maui dolphins (CRITICALLY ENDANGERED) and about 10,000 Hector’s dolphins (ENDANGERED) left in the world. The original population was about 50,000 Hector’s and 2,000 Maui dolphins. These days, the population is fragmented into small local populations. Maui dolphin is teetering on the brink of extinction. EXTINCTION IS FOREVER! You can all help these animals by requesting more strict regulations on set netting as by catch is their main threat! Also help keep the ocean and coasts clean and choose sustainable sea food and tourism companies with permits by the Department of Conservation that will respect the regulations that protect them! 🐬👌Photo by Steve Dawson #dolphins #nzdolphins #mauidolphins #hectorsdolphins #cephalorhynchus #cephalorhynchushectori #endangered #criticallyendangered #conservation #research #nzwdt #marinescience #marinemammal #delfin #cetacean

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