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Pictures from the marine fauna of the South Island, New Zealand: Hector's dolphins, fur seal and sperm whale.

Hector's dolphins in New Zealand
Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori) off the coast of the South Island in New Zealand. 

Hector's dolphins are also called New Zealand dolphins. They are the smallest of the dolphins. They are characterized by the rounded shape of the dorsal fin. They are found only near the coast of New Zealand.

New Zealand fur seal
New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) on the coast of the South Island in New Zealand.

New Zealand fur seals are also called long-nosed fur seals. Like Australia fur seal and South Africa fur seal, they are distinguished from other eared seals by their dense underfur.

Sperm whale off New Zealand
Sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) off the coast of the South Island in New Zealand.

The sperm whale is the largest predator in the world: mature males can be as long as 20 meters (66 ft).


 

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ADC Scuba Diving Deurne
Travelogue, information, and pictures about New Zealand from the author (ADC Scuba Diving Antwerpen/Deurne) of the above pictures: Auckland, Waitomo, Wai-O-Tapu, Tongariro National Park, Wellington, Mount Cook, Wanaka, and more.

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Pictures from the marine fauna of the South Island, New Zealand: Hector's dolphins, fur seal and sperm whale. Travel guide and directory to New Zealand.