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Tag: Maui dolphins

  • Monday, October 3rd 2011 - 21:29 UTC

    Gillnets pushing Maui dolphins towards extinction says marine experts

    Liz Slooten, from Otago University in New Zealand

    The world's most endangered sea dolphins are sliding towards extinction in the face of damaging fishing methods, experts are warning. Hector's dolphins are found only around New Zealand, where the population has fallen from 30,000 to around 7,000 since nylon fishing nets came into use in the 1970s, a conference on marine bio-diversity in Aberdeen will hear on Thursday.