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Whales and Dolphins in the Fiji Islands

Whales and dolphins are protected in Fiji since 2003, when the Fijian Governemnt declared Fiji’s Exclusive Economic Zone as a Whale Sanctuary.
The Fiji Islands with their diversity of different ocean environments, with shallow protected lagoons and the abyssal depth of the ocean outside the reefs, are an ideal environment for large marine live.
There are several pods of pilot whales and dolphins that inhabit those waters, as well as other cetacean species like humpback whale, falsekiller whale, minke whale, spermwhale, finwhale....  that migrate through, or visit on yearly migratory patterns.
Humpback whale breaching off Ovalau
  Whalewatching tours

Commercial whale and dolphin watching tours are just starting to set up in Fiji.
Most of these activities concentrate on primarily  on observation spinner dolphins as this species is the most common.
Other cetacean watching is opportunistic in nature as part of fishing/diving and other tourist-based activities.

NAI'A Fiji Liveaboard Dive Adventures conducts yearly seasonal  Humpback Whale Watching Expeditions primarily in the Kingdom of Tonga as this is one of the main calving and mating grounds for the and breeding ground southern humpback population.
Marine Conservation 

Several Non Governmental Organisations like  Workingabroad, Global Vision International, Frontier and others have become involved in cetacean conservation projects.
Most of those organisations charge a fee for participation in their conservation projects, but  provide  good oportunity to get involved locally.
The majority of the Fiji projects concentrates on Spinner dolphins these are the most common dolphin species in Fiji.
 
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