I came to visit Nantucket to see the ocean and learn about it. I’ve been helping to save the Maui’s dolphins in New Zealand. But I’ve never seen the ocean before. When I first saw the ocean, I felt happy, excited, and bubbly inside. The waves were huge and the sand was warm. They were so powerful! They made me feel small.
The people I met on Nantucket see the world in a different way. The ocean is a part of them. They understand how people are destroying this Earth. If everyone cared for ocean life as much as the people I met did, it would make the world a better place.
The New Zealand Maui's dolphins are dying because fishing nets are killing them. They can only hold their breath for 2 1/2 minutes. They are the smallest dolphin on Earth. Their dorsal fin is shaped like a Mickey Mouse ear and their noses are rounded. Now there are only 43-47 left.
The New Zealand government is not protecting them. Help me save them. Help me fight for them. Make the New Zealand government make better laws that fully protects where the Maui's dolphins live.
I want to help so I spread the word and donate money. I’m only one person but I’m not going to stop trying. The money that I’m raising goes to NABU International and challenges the New Zealand government’s decisions in court.
I’m just like you. I care about the ocean like you do. The ocean is a part of me too. I wish the New Zealand government was more like the people of Nantucket.
Calista is a wee dolphin champion who opened her heart to the plight of New Zealand's Maui’s dolphins in a big way.
Hector's and Maui's Dolphin SOS