While there are no resident bottlenose dolphins in the Bay of Islands, there are frequent users and infrequent users, which can be recognized due to the scarring on their dorsal fins. The fins displayed on this memory stick all belong to one pod, recognised over at least the last 8 years as the Bay of Islands’ frequent users! This means that if you are heading out in the Bay, you are most likely to see those individuals. Make sure you learn those fins while drinking your working on other important projects, and if you are lucky enough to see them remember to give them space!
All TriOceans images are taken at distance with zoom lens (400mm) under DOC permit or contracted research, following the Marine Mammal Protection Act (1978) and Marine Mammal Protection Regulations (1992).