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Nearly half of the world’s dolphins and whales spend their time in New Zealand’s oceans. At least 26 species of whale and 15 species of dolphins can be spotted here. Here are some identification tricks to keep up you’re sleeve, if you’re fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of one!

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Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo. Sorry, not sorry… A biological hotspot, the Hauraki Gulf can boast being a nursery for sharks with some incredible features – one that has a tail as long as its body, the only one to close its eyes, the fastest shark in the ocean, and the most famous…

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As an ecologist, Veronica Frans knows a lot about species and their habitats. Despite her work and knowledge of marine species around the world, it was a female New Zealand sea lion (pakake/whakahao) spotted 2 km into a forest which took her by surprise!

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