3News: Scientists to study rare hourglass dolphin

Jane Luscombe reports for 3News about the discovery of a washed-up hourglass dolphin in Banks Peninsula – a exciting find scientifically.

Very little is known about hourglass dolphins.

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“Very little is known about the hourglass dolphin, and scientists are excited to get up close to this one.

“”For a long time it was only known from sea observations and so the carcass here represents one of just a handful of fresh, complete, specimens that anyone has had a chance to investigate,” says Te Papa spokesman Anton Van Helden.”