Story: Hawke’s Bay places

Moko the dolphin, 2008

Moko the dolphin, 2008

Moko, a bottlenose dolphin, first started visiting Māhia Peninsula’s beaches and interacting with swimmers in March 2007. In 2008 it led two trapped pygmy sperm whales back out to sea after human intervention failed.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay places - Māhia', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 30 Nov 2015