Introduction

There were 12 reported incidents during 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2015.
IDDate event observedDate event reportedSexAge classLocationPopn1Obs typeNecrocopsy statusPossible cause of deathPathology report
1576 11/08/14 11/08/14 Male Subadult Scarborough Beach, Christchurch Pending Beachcast Complete Indeterminable

11-08-2014 with histology (PDF, 66K)

1596 08/09/14 08/09/14 Unknown Adult Kongahu Beach, Karamea Pending Beachcast Too decomposed Unknown NA
1595 02/10/14 02/10/14 Male Calf South New Brighton, Christchurch Pending Stranding Complete Natural causes - heart disease 02-10-2014 with histology  (PDF, 32K)
1586 30/10/14 30/10/14 Male Adult Pakawau, Golden Bay Pending Beachcast Complete Natural causes - Severe lung disease 30-10-2014 with histology (PDF, 66K)
1620 17/12/14 17/12/14 Male Calf South Brighton Surf Club, Christchurch Pending Beachcast Complete Natural causes - Vertebral scoliosis with muscle atrophy 17-12-2014 (PDF, 25K)
1621 22/12/14 22/12/14 Unknown Calf Domain Terrace, South Beach, Greymouth No DNA sample Stranding None NA  NA
1623 09/01/15 10/01/15 Male Calf Bolton's Hole, Nelson Pending Entanglement Complete Known bycatch in recreational set net 09-01-2015 (PDF, 98K)
1624 11/01/15 11/01/15 Female Adult Waimea Inlet, Nelson Pending Beachcast Too decomposed NA  NA
1622 15/01/15 15/01/15 Unknown Calf Mussel Beach, Port Craig, Te Waewae Bay No DNA sample Stranding Live animal NA NA
1643 01/02/15 04/02/15 Unknown Unknown Ward Beach, Marlborough No DNA sample Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in recreational set net NA
1625 23/02/15 23/02/15 Female Adult Tihaka Beach, Colac Bay, Southland Pending Beachcast Complete Natural causes - spinal deformity 23-02-2015 (PDF, 66K)
1645 06/04/15 06/04/15 Male Subadult Petit Carenage, Akaroa Harbour Pending Beachcast Complete Probably bycatch

06-04-2015 with histology (PDF, 66K)

1) Population key:

  • WCSI - West Coast South Island
  • ECSI - East Coast South Island
  • SCSI - South Coast South Island
  • WCNI - West Coast North Island

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1622 15/01/15 15/01/15 Unknown Calf Mussel Beach, Port Craig, Te Waewae Bay No DNA sample Stranding Live animal NA  NA
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