Maui's Dolphins (Nature Kids Series)
Recent scientific research into Hector's dolphins has revealed that the group of dolphins found on the west coast of the North Island is a subspecies of the predominantly South Island-based Hector's Dolphin. This new subspecies is Maui's Dolphin. This book tells children about the 100 or so Maui's dolphins that are present in the waters between the Kaipara Harbour and Port Waikato. Readers will learn about the Maui's dolphin's life cycle, where it live, how it looks after babies, what they eat, dangers to the dolphin and how we can help preserve and save the dolphin. This book is a must-have for anyone interested in mammals, sea creatures, saving New Zealand's endangered species and New Zealand's general natural history.
- Paperback | 24 pages
- 215 x 230mm
- 01 May 2005
- Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Colour illustrations
Barbara Todd is a scientist with a particular passion for mammals in New Zealand waters. She has published books in our Nature Kids, NZ Wild and NZ Birds series?, covering penguins, whales and dolphins, the albatross and seals and sea lions. She travels constantly, on the lookout for sea life of interest, and we are lucky enough to have her write and photograph these creatures for us to see.