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Bottlenose dolphin He terehu

Bottlenose dolphin
Tursiops truncatus

Side-on view of a dolphin skull

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Bottlenose dolphin skull. Te Papa (MM002986)

Opo the dolphin

In 1955, a female bottlenose made Opononi Beach in Hokianga her summer home. ‘Opo’ frolicked with locals and juggled balls on her ihu

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He terehu
Tursiops truncatus

Side-on view of a dolphin skull

Caption

He angaanga o te terehu. Te Papa (MM002986)

Ko Opo te aihe

I te raumati o te tau 1955, ka tau atu tētahi terehu ki te one o Opononi i Te Hokianga. He uwha. Ka tākaro haere a ‘Opo’ ki ngā tāngata o reira, ka whiuwhiu pōro ki runga i tōna ihu. Kāhore e roa, ka rongonui a Opo, ka muia te rohe e te tūruhi.

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