Story: Dolphins

Pod of dusky dolphins

Pod of dusky dolphins

Dusky dolphins seem to be very sociable, forming large pods. Off the Kaikōura coast they tend to feed at night, when some of their prey migrate up from deeper, darker waters. Sometimes duskies become the prey of orcas, who chase them in groups and have been seen to flip them into the air.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Dolphins - Dusky dolphins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4672/pod-of-dusky-dolphins (accessed 26 April 2017)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015