DOC to share latest Maui dolphin research with community

The Department of Conservation is sharing the latest research into Maui dolphins with the Raglan community ahead of Maui Dolphin Day on Saturday.

DOC has invited members of Raglan’s scientific community and national experts to share the current state of knowledge at the Social Club tomorrow at 6pm.

“We will take a look at the environment we share with Maui dolphins from land to harbour to sea,” says DOC ranger Danielle Hart.

That includes a talk by Dr Wendi Roe from Massey University, who will be discussing her research into how cat poo could be affecting these dolphins.

“There is still a lot we don’t know about Maui dolphins and together with many stakeholders we conduct a wide range of work to increase our knowledge about Maui dolphin ecology, conservation status, life history, and threats,” says Danielle.

“Join us at the Raglan Social Club at 6pm tomorrow to dive deeper into the issues and explore areas for positive action together.”

With fewer than 100 left in the wild, Maui dolphins are a New Zealand treasure and need help to survive.

Danielle says DOC is proud to support Maui Dolphin Day and a Raglan community that cares – it will be there this Saturday at Te Kopua Domain, sharing its work and sharing in the fun.