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On our first trip we had an amazing interaction with dolphins. We spent the first hour searching and searching for the dolphins, and then out of nowhere two dolphins popped up in front of us. We followed them for a little bit and then two more dolphins joined us. After about 15 minutes spent with these 4 dolphins we came across a pod of about 20 dolphins. The dolphins were swimming under and around the boat, eating little fish in the water, and breeching all around.

We were able to get everyone in the water to have a look and then got to spend a little more time viewing them from the bow. We would have to say it was a great start to the season here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty and we cannot wait to have more epic days like this!

Come and join us on Dolphin Seafari and check out firsthand what the Bay of Plenty has to offer!

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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Record number of Humpback whales migrate past NZ !!!!!

Written by Dolphin Queen on July 13th, 2015.      0 comments

I want to take a look at our fantastic humpback whales in New Zealand. 
Humpback whales migrate between Antarctica and the south pacific, often passing by NZ during their migration. They spend their summers in the rich waters of Antarctic feeding on krill and small fish. Then they migrate to warmer south pacific where they will have their calves. This northern migration happens in June to July as the whales travel north past NZ , often passing along the east coast and Tauranga after crossing through the Cook Strait.
This migration offers a brilliant opportunity to survey of the humpback whale population, as Humpback whales pass through the cook straight they are counted and identified. They can be identified by their distinctive dorsal fin and the black and white colouring on their flukes (Tails). It is exciting to see the population growing now whales in New Zealand are protected.

The 2015 survey has just been completed and we have a new record :) 137 humpback whales have been spotted in the cook strait crossing !!!!  This is by far the highest population recorded in NZ in many years and shows a huge growth in the population.
This survey was extra special, as a tiny baby less than a week old was seen measuring 3-4m in length. This is only the second time a baby has been spotted in NZ since the surveys began in 2004. I'm sure anyone who has been out with us when we have encountered a baby dolphin can agree they are so special to see !! :)
They also spotted  the famous Australian Migaloo, a completely white humpback whale.  There are only 4 white humpback in the world and 2 of these are Migaloo's offspring so this is a very exciting find. White humpback whales are thought to live as long as any other (50 years) though what brings on this white colouration is still unknown.
 Humpback whales are most famous for their spectacular breaching out of the water and their complex songs which can be 20 minutes in length and be repeated for over 24 hours !!
 

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