Which threatened species are present in Cape Rodney-Okakari Point Marine Reserve?

Species and classification

The table below lists the threatened and at risk species that have been observed in the marine reserve. The species are classified using the New Zealand Threat Classification System.

Threatened and at risk species observed in the marine reserve
Common and Māori name Species Threat status
Bryde's whale Balaenoptera edeni Nationally Critical
Killer whale, orca, kera wēra Orcinus orca Nationally Critical
Bottlenose dolphin, terehu Tursiops truncatus Nationally Endangered
Little penguin, kororā Eudyptula minor Declining
Cook's petrel, tītī Pterodroma cookii Relict
Black petrel, tāiko Procellaria parkinsoni Nationally Vulnerable
Flesh-footed shearwater, toanu Puffinus carneipes hullianus Declining
Fluttering shearwater, pahaka Puffinus gavia Relict
Black shag, kawau tūī Phalacrocorax carbo novaehollandiae Naturally Uncommon
Pied shag, karuhiruhi Phalacrocorax varius varius Nationally Vulnerable
Little black shag, kawau tūī Phalacrocorax sulcirostris Naturally Uncommon
Little shag, kawaupaka Phalacrocorax melanoleucos brevirostris Naturally Uncommon
South Island pied oystercatcher, torea Haematopus ostralegus finschi Declining
Variable oystercatcher, torea Haematopus unicolor Recovering
White-fronted tern, tara Sterna striata Declining


A list of threatened species in the Hauraki Gulf can be found in the Auckland Conservation Management Strategy 2014–2024. See Appendix 6, Table A6.3.

See also research and monitoring.

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