Hector’s (and Māui) dolphins He tutumairekurai (me he popoto)

Hector’s dolphin
Cephalorhynchus hectori

Tiniest marine dolphin

Hector’s dolphin is just 1.5 metres long. You can recognise them by their curved ‘Mickey Mouse ear’ dorsal fin.

Three dolphins playing in the sea

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Hector's dolphins, Cloudy Bay, 2012. Photo by Anjanette Baker/Oregon State University and University of Auckland, via Wikimedia. CC BY 4.0

They’re the only dolphin unique to...

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He tutumairekurai
Cephalorhynchus hectori

Te aihe moroiti rawa

Kotahi mita me te hāwhe te roa o te tutumairekurai. Ko tētahi āhuatanga o te tutumairekurai ko te kōpuku o te pakikau, he rite ki te taringa o Miki Kiore.

three dolphins leaping in the air

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He tutumairekurai, Cloudy Bay, 2012. Photo by Anjanette Baker/Oregon State University and University of Auckland, via Wikimedia. CC BY...

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