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Scroll down to learn more A proposal to establish A Marine Mammal Sanctuary
in Te Pēwhairangi / Bay of Islands

Bottlenose dolphins and other marine mammals are iconic species in Te Pēwhairangi / Bay of Islands.

Sadly, their numbers are declining at an alarming rate.  We know that the dolphins and other marine mammals are spending too much time in the company of humans.

Without urgent action, the bottlenose dolphin may become locally extinct as soon as 2022.  We all have a role to play in helping protect marine mammals visiting Te Pēwhairangi.