Maui’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) aka popoto.
Recognised as a distinct subspecies of Hector’s dolphins in 2002, following genetic research, previously called the North Island Hector’s dolphin.
In 2002, a New Zealand marine scientist, Dr Alan Baker, showed that Maui’s dolphins are not identical to the Hector’s dolphins that live around the South Island.
The dolphins’ common name is Maui’s, after the Māori name for the North Island – te Ika a Maui. The Māori name for Maui’s dolphins is popoto.
MAPS! You wanted to now where your closest Maui's are? what their main challenges and threats are? actions that you can take? people and netwroks that you can join in their habitats? Our new online directory will launch on this page HERE (Maps & Directory) - and grow to answer many of your questions, and allow for feedback directly as we progress our mission for our last 55 Maui's Dolphins.
Blog for Maui's! Please feel free to communicate with us...
ACTIONS!! and we are writing our strategy documents bearing in mind the principles of communicating with our audiences that live near the dolphins, and apart from them, sneak preview of that here...
Here: Maui's Dolphin Habitat - RESOURCE 2
April 8th 2013.
HELP??? please help us help the Maui's Dolphin. the online campaigns are more or less covered, we need real people in real life to do real stuff. here. and now.
First, we need to build our team. we have a great core. we need quite a big team to do some big things.
That starts with korero. Talk to us. call us, email, skype, twitter, webcast, drive here.... whatever works for you is good for Maui's.
without YOU they are pretty much doomed to extinction. Please feel free to use our resources, our technical gear, our skills, our specialised market knowledge, our new media gear, our extraordinary abilities... our connections! in YOUR vision, your plan, your project, your effort to save the popoto from extinction...
April 3rd 2013.
A personal request from Paul Moss, on behalf of the Maui's Dolphins, currently in big trouble.
I've been asking for help on behalf of Maui's Dolphins for about a year now, after I attended Maui's Dolphin Day at Raglan in 2012, it was clear that someone had to do a lot more to bring events and activities to actually happen! ....read more here at my BLOG.
Maui's Dolphin Day and Recycled Raft Race and Fashion Show
@ Te Kopua Domain
Saturday 2nd March
11am - 5pm
Maui’s Dolphin Day is back! Everyone in Raglan is familiar with our local toanga, the Maui’s Dolphin or Popoto. Working together to celebrate and protect our unique environment, Whaingaroa Environment Centre (WEC) and Xtreme Waste have teamed up again this year to bring you the Recycled Raft Race. Also, new this year, a recycled fashion show. This will be a “Project Runway” style fashion show, with contestants creating their pieces from recycled materials given to them on the day!
- Stalls from Environmental and Community Organisations
- Food fundraisers for local groups
- Local music and entertainment
- Activities for all ages! Prizes!
To participate or volunteer, contact WEC. Raft race and Fashion Show registrations and info available for download here (see sidebar) or pick up at WEC in the Town Hall. All contestants must pre-register!
Make Your Stand for the Maui (Maui's) Dolphin of Aotearoa
please do something now!!!
March for Taiji
Write to the New Zealand Government demanding change! protection for our Maui's Dolphins.
I represent the 'Maui Dolphin (aka Maui's Dolphin) - Action & Projects' with 83 members on facebook and public website www.mauisdolphin.com we are concerned for the future of the dolphins threatened with imminent extinction, and expect and demand that the New Zealand Government act according to best practice as advised by the national experts, acting on the advice within the reports from scientists who have brought more than 25 years research into NZ dolphins, to you.
email your submission to Maui at MPI < MauiTMP@mpi.govt.nz >, and
Maui at DOC < MauiTMP@doc.govt.nz >
music for Maui date and location tba..
A CandleLight Viral Vigil for the dolphins!
Light a candle, take a photo (with you or your friend or family in it), make a video, send us the link!!! we will send it to our government.
5 Courtenay Place 7pm bring candles!!
Auckland - Aotea Square
Global - Your Place!
VIRAL VIGIL for MAUI DOLPHINS
5 Courtenay Place, friday 9th Nov from 7pm on.
It's an awareness event for sharing the knowledge of the imminent extinction of the Maui Dolphin (technically its Maui's Dolphin).
There are only 55 left.
the government called for submissions on interim measures in march/april and they are taking final submissions now until Tuesday 12th Nov.
Our mission is to inspire as many people as possible to make a submission. the easiest process is to sign the NABU petition which automatically emails a detailed submission to DOC.
Bring your own candles!
We are going to have a vigil with candles in that circular space near the weta tripod at the end of Courtenay Place.
cushions and blanket perhaps?
Viral Vigil with Candles 5 Courtenay Place 9th November 7pm..
Rob Thorne (Children of Maui Project) is coming from Palmerston North to play Taonga Puoro with loop pedals, approx time sunset say 8 ~8:30
Tui Allen will attend with her book RIPPLE, freshly back from Frankfurt Book Fair, the worlds largest book fair, where NZ was guest of honour! you can buy this fabulous story of dolphins directly from Tui fro $15, or from Amazon or Book Depository. You can buy hard copy or kindle versions, the electronic version is only a few dollars.
Skype in's, if possible, one from Scotty Bowman (Christchurch) at Earthrace and another from Len Varley (Perth) Freedom Blue, who wrote two books on Taiji dolphins, SALTWATER TEARS, and DEEPER WATER.
We will shoot video, and share a video later to inspire more submissions. we might only have a dozen or perhaps 20 people, and usually there are several couples and groups passing through at any one time.
I might bring telescopes, (depends on help) I'm certainly bringing screens and laptop, an amp and speakers, (mics and desk) for speakers and skype.
Performers - we would be happy for you dropped by! if you were in the city, rap, sing, play guitar, would be much appreciated, although it's not so important for us to have performance, the thing is to try and get the message a last chance of spreading, to get more numbers to government.
Tanemahuta Gray is to try and get the production of Maui - One Man Against The Gods to Hawaii. Please help Tanemahuta achieve his dream.
'We are currently investigating a tour to Hawaii in O'ahu in Fall or Winter of 2013, and will keep you in touch with how the mission to bring "Maui" to his other homeland is going. It has always been a big dream of Tanemahuta Gray to share the beauty, wisdom and phenomenal abilities of our great Hercules of the Pacific, with our Hawaiian whanaunga.'
..only known as Maui. Terehu, Aihe or Upokohue
- all mean Dolphin.
'Maui's dolphin or popoto (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui) is the
and smallest known subspecies of dolphin.
They are a sub-species of the Hector's dolphin
They are only found off the northwest coast of New Zealand's
North Island, and
are among that country's rarest subspecies.
As of 2012, it is estimated that
55 Maui's dolphins exist in the
Maui's dolphins are generally found close to shore in groups or
pods of several
dolphin. They are often seen in water less than
20 metres deep, but may also
range further off shore.
Most of their time is spent feeding.' wikipedia
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