Seafriends - Sea Mammals of New Zealand

Very few kinds of warm-blooded animal have taken to living in the water. Some live in a very small area such as a river. Others wander about the earth. Here is a complete list of all water mammals. Those visiting NZ or living here are marked in red.

A complete classification of the world's seals, dolphins, porpoises and whales. Those common to New Zealand have been marked in red. The only endemic species that occurs nowhere else in the world is Hector's Dolphin.


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