NIWA Biodiversity Memoirs

The NIWA Biodiversity Memoir (NBM) series comprises technical works that describe New Zealand’s invertebrate marine life—sponges, corals, hydroids, worms, molluscs, crustaceans, sea stars and lesser-known groups. They are beautifully presented, stand-alone monographs that reveal the history and diversity of the subject groups, with new species names and revisionary work that is relevant globally.

These important publications are indispensable references for academic researchers and postgraduate students interested in marine systematics and the conservation of New Zealand’s unique aquatic biodiversity, much of which is found nowhere else in the world.

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NBM075 Ridgway, N.M. 1975 Hydrology of the Bounty Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 75 (PDF, 3 MB, 27 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM074 Irwin, J. 1975 Checklist of New Zealand lakes. freshwater, altitude, bibliography, tectonic basins, glacial lakes, volcanic lakes PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 74 (PDF, 18 MB, 161 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM073 Ridgway, N.M.; Heath, R.A. 1975. 1975 Hydrology of the Kermadec Islands region. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography, Circulation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 73 (PDF, 5 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM072 Heath, R.A. 1975 Oceanic circulation and hydrology off the southern half of South Island, New Zealand. currents, salinity, temperature, oceanography PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 72 (PDF, 5 MB, 36 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM055 Heath, R.A. 1975 Oceanic circulation off the east coast of New Zealand. currents, salinity, temperature, topography, Subtropical Convergence, oceanography PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 55 (PDF, 16 MB, 80 p.) Out of print
NBM034 Melrose, M.A. 1975 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Family Hymenosomatidae (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura). Arthropoda, crab, systematics, hymenosomatids, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 34 (PDF, 38 MB, 123 p.) Buy hard copy ($31)
NBM066 Grant, R.A 1976 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Isididae (Octocorallia: Gorgonacea) from New Zealand and the Antarctic. Cnidaria, bamboo coral, Alcyonacea, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 65 (PDF, 56 MB, 56 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM077 Pasho, D.W. 1976 Pasho, D.W.Distribution and morphology of Chatham Rise phosphorites. Geology, nodules, geomorphology, geochemistry, mineralogy, Foraminifera PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 77 (PDF, 6 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM071 Glasby, G.P.; Hubred, G.L. 1976 Comprehensive bibliography of marine manganese nodules. reference list, Geology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 71 (PDF, 11 MB, 55 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM070 Luckens, P.A. 1976 Settlement and succession on rocky shores at Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. Intertidal, Ecology, fauna, zonation, algae, seaweed, Mollusca, Polychaeta, Cirripedia, barnacles, worms, mussels PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 70 (PDF, 19 MB, 64 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM064 Lewis, V.J. 1977 Bibliography of New Zealand submarine geology 1866–1969. reference list, NZOI, DSIR, geologists PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 64 (PDF, 27 MB, 32 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM068 Vine, P.J. 1977 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Spirorbinae (Polychaeta: Serpulidae). Annelida, worm, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 68 (PDF, 38 MB, 68 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM063 Hurley, D.E.; Jansen, K.P. 1977 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Family Sphaeromatidae (Crustacea Isopoda: Flabellifera). Arthropoda, Crustacea, isopods, slaters, taxonomy, systematics PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 63 (PDF, 84 MB, 95 p.) Buy hard copy ($28)
NBM065 Beu, A.G. 1978 The marine fauna of New Zealand: The molluscan genera Cymatona and Fusitriton (Gastropoda, family Cymatiidae). Mollusca, snails, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 65 (PDF, 31 MB, 44 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM069 Foster, B.A. 1978 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Barnacles (Cirripedia: Thoracica). Arthropoda, Cirripedia, Maxillopoda, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 69 (PDF, 112 MB, 160 p.) Buy hard copy ($45)
NBM081 Norris, R.M. 1978 Late Cenozoic geology of the west coast shelf between Karamea and the Waiho River, South Island, New Zealand. Structural geology, physiography, stratigraphy, submarine features, rocks PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 81 (PDF, 5 MB, 28 p.) Out of print
NBM079 Glasby, G.P. (Ed.) 1978 Fiord studies: Caswell and Nancy Sounds, New Zealand. Fiordland, bathymetry, benthic ecology, freshwater, marine, sedimentation, geochemistry, pollen, hydrology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 79 (PDF, 16 MB, 94 p.) Buy hard copy ($28)
NBM084 Lewis, K.B. 1979 Foraminifera on the continental shelf and slope off southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Forams, Protozoa, distribution, biofacies, systematics PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 84 (PDF, 8 MB, 45 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM083 Carter, L.; Herzer, R.H. 1979 Hydraulic regime and its ability to transport sediment on the Canterbury continental shelf. Circulation, currents, hydrology, meteorology, tides, waves, swell PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 83 (PDF, 6 MB, 33 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM082 Kornicker, L.S. 1979 The marine fauna of New Zealand: Benthic Ostracoda (suborder Myodocopina). Arthropoda, Crustacea, Ostracoda, seed shrimp, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 82 (PDF, 16 MB, 58 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)

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