This code has been established by the Department of Conservation in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders in marine seismic survey operations in New Zealand.
This is a summary of the New Zealand government’s policy on whales and whaling.
Find out about a study of the diet of fur seals at Tonga Island, Abel Tasman National Park.
The Doubtful Sound bottlenose dolphins brochure outlines the new protection measures that are in place for this population, as well as general guidelines for boating around marine mammals.
Following research into the decline of the Doubtful Sound bottlenose dolphin population the Department of Conservation has published the marine mammal (and other wildlife) code of management.
This report describes the findings of population monitoring surveys carried out between 2009 and 2012 on the Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in Fiordland.
This report describes the findings of population monitoring surveys carried out over the summer of 2007/2008 on the Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in Fiordland.
This report details a comparative study of Fiordland’s Doubtful and Dusky Sound bottlenose dolphins in 2008.
This report documents a trial that was intended to evaluate the efficacy and safety of satellite tagging for potential application to the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori maui).
The brochure includes illustrations of some marine mammals you may encounter in the Bay of Islands. It outlines how to behave around marine mammals, and includes information on local marine mammal tourism operators.
Review the Department of Conservation's Marine Mammal Action Plan for 2005-2010.
This brochure opens out into an A2 poster about key marine mammal species and their general distribution around New Zealand.
This poster has details of the different types of whales, dolphins and seals in New Zealand and where they are found.
This code of conduct has been developed between DOC and industry to minimise acoustic disturbance to marine mammals from seismic survey operations.
Learn more about New Zealand sea lions.
The New Zealand sea lion species management plan: 2009–2014 (the Plan) provides a strategic framework to guide DOC in managing the recovery of the New Zealand sea lion to non-threatened status.
Learn about the history, biology and behaviour of our most common native pinniped (seal).
Learn about the types of seals you might encounter in the Wellington region.
This brochure summarises the simple rules you need to follow around whales, dolphins or seals.
Learn about why marine mammals strand and what you can do to help in stranding rescues.
Learn about whales in the Wellington area.
This booklet reviews the history of whales and whaling in the Pacific islands region.
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