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Planet 2 Expo
22nd, 23rd and 24th September
Greenlane Expo Centre, Auckland, NZ

Come and see us at the Planet 2 Expo - lots of information on whales and dolphins. Be sure to enter our competition to name our whale. A special thanks to Smarts for donating a stand to WADAP. More details contact:

Pre-Order Your Christmas Adoptions now and WIN! Avoid the last minute rush! Pre-order your Christmas adoptions before 1st October and go in the draw to win one of twenty free trips aboard Dolphin Explorer (Auckland, NZ). Dolphin Explorer run very ecologically friendly trips around the Hauraki Gulf, with a high educational content - recommended for all dolphin and whale lovers! Visit their site at

Hot off the Press... The September issue of Spirits of the Sea Magazine is now out! Have you got your copy? If not, and your adoption is still current, email us on This issue features: NZ Killer Whales; The Whale Watching Guide looks at Oceania and the Career Guide focuses on what it's like to be an Underwater Photographer; Dugongs in Vanuatu and much much more!

FUNDING GRANTS ANNOUCED... The Minister of Conservation hon Sandra Lee presented grants for marine mammal research and education projects at a seminar held by WADAP in March 2001. To view the Minister's speech notes:

The recipients were:
Marine Conservation / Education Grant:
Deanne Clement, Taris Haggodd & Sally Carson, University of Otago: Hectors' Dolphin - NZ Kiwi of the Ocean. Travelling curriculum display to increase awareness and responsibility for the Hectors Dolphin.

Marine Mammal Research Grants:
Laura Boren, University of Canterbury. Assessing the impact of marine-based eco-tourism on Fur Seals in Kaikoura, Tonga Island & Able Tasman Park. Kirsty Russell, University of Auckland. Study of the habitat preferences social structure and ecology of the North Island Hector's dolphin.

Marine Mammal Tourism Effects Grant
in honour of Stephen Stembridge Rochellen Constantine, University of Auckland. Study of the Bottlenose dolphins of Northland, a population exposed to tourism.

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