Cetaceans sighted off the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand, Summer 1970

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on Aug 27, 2020 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

Records are presented of sightings of 6 cetacean species (15 common dolphins, Delphinus delphis Linnaeus, over 5000 dusky dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Gray), approximately 74 bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus (Montagu), 8 sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 6 southern humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski), and 36 southern pilot whales. Globicephala melaena edwardii (Smith)) from m.v. Lloret Lopez II between 8 January and 2 April 1970. A large school of dusky dolphins was observed south of Solander Island. Monthly water temperatures in the summer of 1970 were high and in January ranged from 15.4°c (9.2 km west of Fiordland) and 21.6°c (55 km west of Cape Farewell), in February from 16.2°c (Fiordland) and 20.4°c (Cape Farewell), and in March from 16.0°c (Fiordland) and 20.5°c (Cape Farewell).

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Webb B F (2020): Cetaceans sighted off the west coast of the South Island, New Zealand, Summer 1970. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=nzwhalesnote1970&v=1.0

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Keywords

Occurrence; Observation

Contacts

Who created the resource:

B. F. Webb
Researcher
Fisheries Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wellington NZ

Who can answer questions about the resource:

B. F. Webb
Researcher
Fisheries Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wellington NZ

Who filled in the metadata:

B. F. Webb
Researcher
Fisheries Laboratory, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wellington NZ

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

West coast of the South Island

Bounding Coordinates South West [-47, 164.4], North East [-40, 174.1]

Taxonomic Coverage

Cetaceans (whales and dolphins)

Species  Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Grey) (Dusky dolphin),  Tursiops truncatus (Montagu) (Bottlenose dolphin),  Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus (Sperm whale),  Megaptera novaeangliae (Borowski) (Humpback whale),  Delphinus delphis Linnaeus (Common dolphin)
Subspecies  Globicephala melas edwardii (Smith) (Southern Pilot whale)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1970-01-13 / 1970-04-01

Bibliographic Citations

  1. B. F. Webb (1973) Cetaceans sighted off the west coast of the south Island, New Zealand, Summer 1970 (note), , 7:1-2, 179-182 DOI: 10.1080/00288330.1973.9515465

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=nzwhalesnote1970