Introduction

There were 17 reported incidents, involving 21 animals during 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018.
ID Date observed Sex Age class Location Popn1 or species Obs type Necrocopsy status Possible cause of death Pathology report
4400 03/09/2017 Unknown Adult Kaitorete Spit, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: too decomposed Unknown

NA

4401 21/10/2017 Female Adult Pulling Point, Dunedin Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Natural causes: Toxoplasmosis 21/10/17 (PDF, 19K)
4402 26/11/2017 Male Juvenile Canoe Creek area, West Coast Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Natural causes: maternal separation 26/11/2017 (PDF, 63K)

4403

06/12/2017 Unknown Adult McIntosh Beach, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: too decomposed Unknown  NA
4404 13/12/2017 Not recorded Adult Nine Mile Beach, Westport Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA Natural causes: Shark predation  NA
4583 31/12/2017 Unknown Juvenile Woodend Beach, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: too decomposed Unknown  NA
4767 07/01/2018 Male Juvenile Measly Beach, Otago Hector's dolphin Live stranded Provided for teaching purposes Euthanised due to age.  
4584 21/01/2018 Male Adut Sunset Beach, Port Waikato Māui dolphin2 Beachcast Complete Natural causes: Shark predation 21/01/2018 (PDF, 358K)
4585 02/02/2018 Male Juvenile Ure stream, south of Ward Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Indeterminable  02/02/2018 (PDF, 20K)
4586 04/03/2018 Male Adult Rabbit Island Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Probable bycatch 04/03/2018 (PDF, 79K)
4587 11/03/2018 Unknown Juvenile 7.5km along Kaitorete Spit Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: too decomposed Unknown NA
4588 17/11/2017 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4589 19/02/2018 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4589 19/02/2018 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4589 19/02/2018 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4589 19/02/2018 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4589 19/02/2018 Unknown Unknown Offshore Christchurch Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial set net NA
4590 22/03/2018 Male Juvenile offshore Spencer Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound Hector's dolphin Dead sighting at sea Complete Nautral causes: parasitic pneumonia and impacted stomach 22/03/2018 (PDF, 21K)
4591 06/04/2018 Male Juvenile beach in South Bay across from racecourse, Kaikoura Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Indeterminable: too decomposed 06/04/2018 final (PDF, 24K)
4592 06/04/2018 Female Adult 100m south of McMasters Creek on beach Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: too decomposed Unknown NA
4593 22/04/2018 Unknown Adult South Bay Kaikoura Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Natural causes: chronic aortic and heart disease; chronic kidney disease; moderate to severe parasitism 22/04/2018 final (PDF, 28K)
4764 20/08/2018 Unknown Calf South Rakaia, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast NA: body not recovered Unknown NA


1) Population key:

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

2) Genetic report for Māui dolphin, Sunset beach (PDF, 170K)


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1622 15/01/2015 15/01/2015 Unknown Calf Mussel Beach, Port Craig, Te Waewae Bay No DNA sample Stranding Live animal NA  NA
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