Introduction

There have been 18 reported incidents during the period 1 August 2021 - 29 April 2022.

 

ID Date observed Sex Age class Location Popn1 or species Obs type Necropsy status Possible cause of death Pathology report
5572/H294 28/11/2021 Female Adult Awatuna, Hokitika WCSI Beachcast Complete Natural causes - disease H294 (PDF, 25K)
5573 26/12/2021 Unknown Calf Mikonui, Hokitika WCSI Beachcast None - Decomposed Natural causes - predation  
5574 25/12/2021 Unknown Adult Muriwai, Auckland Māui/WCNI Beachcast Body not recovered NA- Decomposed and scavenged  
5575/H293 26/11/2021 Male Calf Marfells Beach, Marlborough ECSI Beachcast None Unknown  
5576/H295 30/11/2021 Female Calf Okarito WCSI Beachcast Complete Possible maternal separation H295 (PDF, 24K)
5577/H297 03/12/2021 Unknown Calf Oamaru ECSI Beachcast Pending    
5578/H296 28/12/2021 Unknown Calf Oreti, Invercargill SCSI Beachcast Complete Possible maternal separation H296 (PDF, 23K)
5579/H298 14/01/2022 Male Calf Amberley, Chch ECSI Beachcast Complete Possible maternal separation H298 (PDF, 23K)
5580/H292 16/11/2021 Female Calf Hector, Buller WCSI Beachcast Complete Possible maternal separation H292 (PDF, 24K)
5589 07/02/2022 Unknown Adult Whites Beach, Auckland Māui/WCNI Unconfirmed entanglement (rope) NA    
5581/H299 18/02/2022 Female Adult Mikonui WCSI Beachcast Complete Natural causes - predation H299 (PDF, 211K)
5582 11/03/2022 Unknown Adult Haylocks Bay, Akaroa ECSI Entangled - released alive NA    
5583/H300 25/02/2022 Female Calf Rapahoe WCSI Beachcast Pending    
5584/H302 19/03/2022 Male Adult Southshore, Chch ECSI Beachcast Pending Natural causes - disease H302 (PDF, 171K)
5585/H301 10/03/2022 Male Juvenile Okarito WCSI Beachcast Complete Natural causes - general H301 (PDF, 23K)
5586/H303 16/04/2022 Male Adult Tiwai, Invercargill SCSI Beachcast Pending    
5587 18/04/2022 Unknown Adult Arahura river, Hokitika WCSI Beachcast No - skeletal remains    
5588 11/04/2022 Unknown Adult Greymouth WCSI Beachcast No - skeletal remains    

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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