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Old Jun 3rd 2010, 6:44 am
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... Moko!!! The famous Gisbourne dolphin who has been in Whakatane in recent weeks arrived at The Mount today!! How gawjus is that?! Apologies for the poor quality pics but my camera was set to photographing flowers and in my excitement I didn't notice!

I have video footage but am struggling to load it.

As soon as the guy on the long board appeared Moko swam over and upended him!
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Old Jun 3rd 2010, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah View Post
... Moko!!! The famous Gisbourne dolphin who has been in Whakatane in recent weeks arrived at The Mount today!! How gawjus is that?! Apologies for the poor quality pics but my camera was set to photographing flowers and in my excitement I didn't notice!

I have video footage but am struggling to load it.

As soon as the guy on the long board appeared Moko swam over and upended him!
Awesome poor guy, quite a story to tell people though, not every day you get upended by a dolphin

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Old Jun 3rd 2010, 7:09 am
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Awesome poor guy, quite a story to tell people though, not every day you get upended by a dolphin

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The Kiwi's are sooo laid back about this kind of thing, just me jumping up and down like a loon!

Better photos shamlessly nicked from a photographer friend!
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The Kiwi's are sooo laid back about this kind of thing, just me jumping up and down like a loon!

Better photos shamlessly nicked from a photographer friend!
I'd be jumping around too, should have seen how excited I got when I saw a seal in the Thames river once

Great pics

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I'd have been jumping up & down too
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I'd have been jumping up & down too
i would have been jumping also - although i think no2 son would have seen a 'fin' and that would have been the last we saw of him!!!
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Brill! And thanks for sharing. Where exactly was the vantage point - obviously somewhere in the harbour?
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Ahem, let's not forget he was originally Moko the Hawkes Bay dolphin (started his career at the Mahia Peninsula).

Lovely experience for you Loolah When he was in Hawkes Bay the school kids would often head up to Mahia for the weekend to spend time with him and I had one of those wonderful 'teaching moments' when a small group and I read a beautiful school journal article about Opo the dolphin
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