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upokohue Play

1. (noun) long-finned pilot whale, blackfish, Globicephala melas - a toothed whale with black skin, a grey, anchor-shaped marking on the chin and a square, bulbous head. Moves about in large schools, often stranding on beaches.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 21;)

2. (noun) Hector's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus hectori - a rare patterned black, pale grey and white dolphin with a small rounded fin. Distinguished from the common dolphin by its shorter beak.

See also tūpoupou

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