Submit a report
Think you spotted a Māui dolphin?
- where you saw it (for example, describe landmarks)
- what time it was
- what it looked like
- whether there were other dolphins with it and how many
- what it was doing
Then fill out the form below to let us know.
Public sightings through the WWF sightings phone line and free App are independently validated by the Cawthron Institute and are an important source of information about where Māui dolphins are ranging.
More information about where they range helps us know how they can best be protected, and to advocate for more and better protection.
What to look for
If you see a stranded or dead Māui dolphin, please report it right away to the Department of Conservation - on 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).
To report illegal set nets or other fisheries infringements, call the Ministry of Fisheries on 0800 4 POACHER (0800 4 76224).