Introduction

There were 11 reported incidents, involving 15 animals during 1 August - 31 January 2019.
ID Date observed Sex Age class Location Popn1 or species Obs type Necrocopsy status Possible cause of death Pathology report
4765 20/10/18 Female Adult Blaketown, West Coast Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete

1. Pneumonia

2. Open cause of death

20/10/2018 (PDF, 30K)

4766 30/09/18 Female Adult Te Akau, Waikato Māui dolphin Beachcast Complete Natural causes: brucellosis causing fetal death with maternal death due to septicaemia  30/09/2018 (PDF, 29K)
5020 11/12/2018 Unknown Juvenile Karioitahi, Auckland Māui dolphin Beachcast Complete Inteterminable: Too decomposed 11/12/2018 (PDF, 29K)
5021 17/12/2018 Female Juvenile Waimairi, Christchurch Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Possible bycatch 17/12/2018 (PDF, 32K)
5022 20/12/2018 Male Adult Pegasus Bay Hector's dolphin Entanglement Complete Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net

H278 (PDF, 33K)

5022 20/12/2018 Male Adult Pegasus Bay Hector's dolphin Entanglement Complete Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net

H279 (PDF, 28K)

5022 20/12/2018 Male Adult Pegasus Bay Hector's dolphin Entanglement Complete Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net H280 (PDF, 29K) 
5023 24/12/2018 Female Juvenile Rangitata river, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Inderterminable 24-12-2018 (PDF, 27k)
5024 30/12/2018 Female Juvenile Ashley river, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast Complete Natural causes: Maternal separation 30-12-2018 (PDF, 24K)
5025 08/12/2018 Unknown Unknown Timaru Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net NA
5028 18/02/2019 Unknown Unknown off Banks Peninsula Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net  NA
5028 18/02/2019 Unknown Unknown off Banks Peninsula Hector's dolphin Entanglement NA: body not recovered Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net  NA
5028 18/02/2019 Female Juvenile off Banks Peninsula Hector's dolphin Entanglement Complete Known bycatch in a commercial trawl net  18-02-2019 (PDF, 27K)
5188 16/03/2019 Unknown Juvenile Pegasus Town, Canterbury Hector's dolphin Beachcast None Unknown - too decomposed NA
5189 30/01/2019 Unknown Juvenile Akaroa Heads Hector's dolphin Live sighting wounded NA: alive NA NA

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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