Down-under Dolphins

Down-under Dolphins

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Finalist in the 1997 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. A plain-language account of New Zealand's own Hector's dolphins. With many excellent colour photographs and tips on where you can see and enjoy the dolphins, this book even tells what you can do to help the conservation effort.The myogobin in cetacean muscle is what makes it look so dark compared to the much redder muscle of other mammals. However ... A good human snorkler can dive for the two minutes that Hectora#39;s dolphins typically dive for, but cannot do it ... At birth, Hectora#39;s dolphins weigh 8-10 kilograms and are 60-75 centimetres long.

Title:Down-under Dolphins
Author:Stephen Dawson, Elisabeth Slooten
Publisher:University of Canterbury, Canterbury University Press - 1996


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