Maui's Dolphins Otaki Beach

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GrahamB
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Maui's Dolphins Otaki Beach

Postby GrahamB » Sun Sep 03, 2023 4:43 pm

Fairly sure that Claire and I saw two (?,>1) Maui's Dolphins swimming slowly south, about 500m off Otaki Beach (from surf club car park), yesterday about noon. Small, darkish-backed and low round dorsal fin.
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Re: Maui's Dolphins Otaki Beach

Postby Wrybill » Mon Sep 04, 2023 7:29 am

That's really cool, hopefully they are still in the area, I might have a look after school today!
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Re: Maui's Dolphins Otaki Beach

Postby Michael Szabo » Mon Sep 04, 2023 1:35 pm

Did you get any photos, Grahame?
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