There has been 3 reported incidents during the period 1 August 2020 - 31 July 2021.


ID Date observed Sex Age class Location Popn1 or species Obs type Necropsy status Possible cause of death Pathology report


6/11/2020 Female Calf Carter's Beach, West Coast WCSI Beachcast Complete Maternal separation H290 (PDF, 29K)


25/02/2021 Female Unknown Muriwai, Auckland WCNI Beachcast Complete Indeterminable H291 (PDF, 36K)


27/05/2021 Unknown Unknown Wairau river mouth ECSI Beachcast None Too decomposed Not applicable

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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