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AUSTRALASIAN Temperate Ocean
marine mammals

The marine mammals of the temperate oceans of Australia and New Zealand...


Lagenorhynchus obscurus'Dusky Dolphin' (Kaikoura, New Zealand).

(New Zealand)

Cephalorhynchus hectori, 'Hector's Dolphin'. The smallest dolphin species in the world. Endemic to bays around the New Zealand coast.

Physeter macrocephalus'Sperm Whale' (Kaikoura, New Zealand).

Order Carnivora


Family Otariidae: the 'Eared Seals', including sea lions and fur seals

New Zealand Fur Seals often expose their flippers to the sun to warm up (Rottnest Island, Australia).

Arctocephalus forsteri, 'New Zealand Fur Sea' (Rottnest Island). Found around coast of New Zealand and southern Australia.

For the page on the Australasian temperate oceans

My first trip after the virus is as Expedition leader in Tasmania with Coral Expeditions (March), followed by my role as biologist guest lecturer on the Great Barrier Reef (April) and Expedition Leader in the Kimberley (in May). If you can't go travelling until everything settles down, then until then, here I am doing online guided walks for Noble Caledonia and online lectures for Silversea.