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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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Here in New Zealand, our marine mammals are a cut above the rest…
…and we’re not even being biased. Almost half of the world’s cetaceans — whales, porpoises and dolphins — have been reported in our waters.

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Visitors to the surrounding Otago beaches may come across sea lions, sometimes unexpectedly. It is best to check that what looks like a log, is not a sleeping sea lion. They can move fast across land when they want to, it is best to give them space.

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