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Historic whale catch data from New Zealand whaling stations (1948-1964)

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Dec 23, 2019 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

Whale catch records from whaling companies based in New Zealand. Early data are accurate to one degree whilst later records in the Bay of Plenty are accurate to one minute of arc.

Data Records

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 2,425 records. 1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • ExtendedMeasurementOrFact 

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.


Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 2,425 records in English (53 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
Metadata as an EML file download in English (6 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has not been registered with GBIF


Occurrence; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Dave Watts
Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dave Watts
Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who filled in the metadata:

Dave Watts
Data manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Node Manager
CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere PO Box 1538 7001 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062

Geographic Coverage

Bay of Plenty and Cook Strait, New Zealand

Bounding Coordinates South West [-43, 173], North East [-35.917, 175.9]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Species  Balaenoptera borealis (sei whale),  Balaenoptera physalus (fin whale),  Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale),  Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm whale)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1948-05-04 / 1964-12-21

Additional Metadata

marine. harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers