The Maui’s Dolphin By Larissa,Trisha and Athena. And the Danger of Becoming Extinct.
1 Title slide
4,5,6, Interesting facts
17 Threats 1
18 Threats 2
20 what People are Doing
21 What we can do
23 Team Members
Introduction. The Maui’s Dolphin is one of NZ’s endangered animals. People were harming this creature and now companies are trying to help this beautiful dolphin.
Interesting Facts About The Maui’s Dolphin.
The Maui’s Dolphin was called the North Island Hectors Dolphin until 2002.
The Maui’s Dolphin is one of the dolphins with a beautiful curved dorsal fin.
The Maui’s Dolphin is the only dolphin with black,white and grey colours on their skin.
Cephalorhynchus Hectori Maui.
Curved dorsal fin.
Has a tail that goes up and down.
Eyes that they don’t see well with.
Swims by flapping it’s tail.
Surfs the waves.
Jumps in the air to catch some air.
Plays with seaweed.
Protect their babies.
Use clicking sounds to talk to each other.
Don’t travel far from home.
The Maui’s Dolphin only lives in New Zealand because they are too small to swim to another country.
West coast of the North island of NZ.
NZ South island(hector dolphin).
Small Fish .
Born in spring and summer.
Babies are black.
Babies tails are flipped over.
When babies born 40-60cm long.
Born tail first.
Mother teaches baby to catch fish.
Feed on mothers milk
Alive when born.
Threats 1 A slow breeding rate and population size have made of Maui’s dolphin a very endangered subspecies. In fact just more than one death caused by a human every 7 years seriously threatens the chances of population recovery. According to the latest figures from the Department of Conservation, four Maui’s dolphin have been reported dead between November 2006 and March 2007.
The Rubbish is harming the Maui’s Dolphin by the Maui’s Dolphin eating it.
The Maui’s Dolphin is also drinking the chemicals in the sea.
They have been struck by all sorts of boats.
What People Are Doing To Help.
The Government is banning set nets were the Maui’s Dolphin lives.
If in a boat travel on the sides.
Travel slowly on the water.
Avoid changes in speed.
Reporting sightings of Maui’s Dolphin to the WWF sightings network by phoning 0800 462847 or submitting a report on www.maui ’s dolphin.org.nz
My Best Book of Whales and Dolphins . By King Fisher. Dewy Number:599
Hectors dolphin. By Jenny Jones. Dewy Number : 599.53 .
Maui’s dolphin by Barbara Todd. Dewy Number: 599.53099.
Down Under Dolphin. By Stephen Dawson. Dewy number:599.53.
Wild Track Book by Donna Bryant. Dewy Number:599.
Our Team members are Larissa, Athena and Trisha. Thank you for watching our slideshow. We Hope you loved our slideshow and are filled with information about the Maui’s Dolphin.