10 facts you didn't know about common dolphins
10 Mar 2019

10 facts you didn't know about common dolphins

1. There are several recognised species of common dolphin around the world. The ones in New Zealand are known as the short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis).   2. They are called common dolphins as they have been sighted in every ocean and most seas (except polar regions). However, it does…



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Bryde's whales and sei whales - a comparison
25 Feb 2019

Bryde's whales and sei whales - a comparison

In recent months we have had several sightings of sei whales who are a visitor to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. They look incredibly similar to Bryde's whales and it can be difficult to tell the two apart but they are very unique in their own ways.        Bryde's whale (left) and sei whale (right…



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When Is The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Auckland?
24 Jan 2019

When Is The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Auckland?

The answer is...in Auckland, any time of year is a good time to go whale and dolphin watching!    Are the whales really here year round?   In many areas of the world, whale watching trips depend on migratory whales to be in the area. This means that these species are only present at certain time…



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