Nine different species of dolphin are found around the New Zealand coast, including Hector's, Māui and bottlenose dolphins.
How to report dolphin sightings.
DOC's 24 hour emergency hotline
Call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) if you see:
- seals severely injured, entangled, or being harassed by people or dogs
- whale or dolphin strandings
- sick or injured wildlife.