Occurrence details of New Zealand marine fauna and flora from around the coastline and offshore. Information is assimilated from a variety of sources including unpublished data sets and digitised from journal articles. Where the source is from a published paper the source paper citation is listed at the record level.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 13,825 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
SWPRON (2014). Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand. Southwestern Pacific OBIS, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington, New Zealand, Online http://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource.do?r=mbis_nz
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5e2c9b3a-9d7c-4871-af8c-144e4f40e9d2. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF New Zealand.
South western Pacific Ocean, including the New Zealand region
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-75, -160], North East [-22.267, 95.7]|
|Start Date / End Date||1873-06-23 / 2014-05-30|
Biological data was sampled in-situ using a variety of equipment such as trawls, pots, grabs, dredges, and beach surveys.
|Study Extent||Marine species occurrence data collated from research events along the coast and in New Zealand waters.|
|Quality Control||The scientific names have been mapped to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), using the online taxon match tool. All sampling locations have been plotted on a map to perform a visual check. The most important check would be to see if all sampling locations are (1) in the marine and/or brackish environment and (2) within the described sampling area.|
Method step description:
- Data was then assimilated from digital and non digital sources (such as journal publications, reports, work sheets) into a central dataset.
marine, harvested by iOBIS