Mafi's Kayak Tours

Akaroa - Banks Peninsula

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Hector's dolphin is the smallest of the delphinids. Mature adults have a total length of 1.2-1.6 m and weigh 40–60 kg. The species is sexually dimorphic, with females being slightly longer and heavier than males. The body shape is stocky, with no discernible beak. The most distinctive feature is the rounded dorsal fin, with a convex trailing edge and undercut rear margin. The overall appearance is pale grey but closer inspection reveals a complex and elegant combination of colours. The back and sides are predominantly light grey, while the dorsal fin, flippers and flukes are black. The eyes are surrounded by a black mask, which extends forward to the tip of the rostrum and back to the base of the flipper. Source