Small sized with a rounded dorsal fin and sloping snout. Is colored in grey, black and white; the head, flippers and the dorsal fin are black, the underside is white.
They are slow, but active swimmers that are known to bow-ride, breach and lobtailing for excitement. The dives are rather short. Social interactions within the species that can be observed regularly are chasing, splashing and biting.
Less than 10,000
Killer whales, sevengill and blue shark.
Do not migrate.
Social system/Group size
Usually seen in groups of 2 - 8.
Entanglement in fishing gear, pollution and human disturbance.
Hector's Dolphin was named after Sir James Hector.