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 Information is assimilated from a variety of sources including unpublished data sets and digitised from journal articles.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.Data was then assimilated from digital and non digital sources (such as journal publications, reports, work sheets) into a central dataset.Marine species occurrence data collated from research events along the coast and in New Zealand waters.Biological data was sampled in-situ using a variety of equipment such as  trawls, pots, grabs, dredges, and beach surveys.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.Citation:  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, 5707 records. Online:  https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=mbis_nz  Released on April 17, 2015.

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Theme ["geospatial"]
Author National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Maintainer Tilmann Steinmetz
Maintainer Email Tilmann Steinmetz
Source http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ca1c91e1106d4ee497cf9bb222a94f67_0
Created 2016-06-09T02:01:45.000Z
Date modified 2019-01-22T01:09:16.537Z
Language English
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Source Identifier http://data-niwa.opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/ca1c91e1106d4ee497cf9bb222a94f67_0
Record created January 24, 2019, Last Updated March 1, 2019