Use the online form to report a marine mammal sighting. Report Māui dolphin or entangled/stranded/deceased animal sightings to 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) immediately.
Your sighting will help us look after marine mammals by providing information about population sizes, breeding rates and movement patterns.
Call 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468) immediately if you see:
a Māui dolphin
an entangled, stranded, or deceased marine mammal.
Use the online form below to report other marine mammal sightings.
If you have photos of your marine mammal sighting email them to us separately at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name so we can match photos to the correct form submission. Please detail any specific conditions regarding their use.
Online sightings form
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DOC undertakes to collect, use and store information provided on this form according to the principles of the Privacy Act 1993 - see Privacy and Security.