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Akaroa, New Zealand is a picturesque place, located on the north side of the island nation. It is known for its natural, rugged landscape and it is also home to some of the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, known as Hector’s dolphins. These marine mammals make their homes in the protected waters off of Akaroa harbor, where dolphin watching draws tourists from all over the world.

Although New Zealand is one of the world’s leaders in ecotourism, their industries continue to pollute the ocean, poisoning the pristine waters, and pose a threat to the lives of these playful animals. Combine this with the usual pollutants like fishing line, fishing nets, and plastic, and it is clear that human actions are the reason that there are only about a hundred of these animals left.

The baby in this video is a good sign that there is hope for this struggling species, but more actions need to be taken if we are to preserve this beloved dolphin. The oceans are the lifeline of the whole planet, without them we cannot exist. By saving the dolphins and the other animals that make their homes in the ocean, we are really saving ourselves.

Share this video and inspire other to learn about this extremely rare dolphin!

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26 comments on “Rare Footage of Endangered Dolphin and Baby Will Make You Want to Stand Up For These Animals (VIDEO)”

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Brad Trask
1 Years Ago

This article is misleading. There are somewhere between 5000 and 7000 individuals if you look at recent population surveys


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A Drop In The Ocean
1 Years Ago

Wow!


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Cheryl Kimberlin Stone
1 Years Ago

Your videos are very hard to make out.


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Aliki Levi
1 Years Ago

Really???


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Scott Shafer
1 Years Ago

That number is false. They're endangered but not critically endangered as the Maui dolphin.


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Jane Grofski
1 Years Ago

Incorrect. Less than 7,300 remain and yes, endangered. One Green Planet please improve your research as too many articles are inaccurate.


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Simon White
14 Dec 2015

Which population does the number 55 refer to?

Brad Trask
14 Dec 2015

The maui dolphin population, which is a subspecies of this population

Steven Urrutia
1 Years Ago

Hector Ignacio Urrutia Jr. "Beatle"❤️


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Michelle Smith
1 Years Ago

:) Hector Ivan Gonzalez Brioso


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Mary Lozada
1 Years Ago

:'( Shared <3


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Andrea Acuavera
1 Years Ago

Poor animals.. Please save them.


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