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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NBM001 Anon 1955 Bibliography of New Zealand Oceanography 1949-1953. reference list, NZOI, DSIR, oceanographers, New Zealand PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 1 (PDF, 8 MB, 19 p.) Out of print
NBM002 Knox, G.A. (Ed.) 1957 General account of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. CIE, hydrology, Geology, marine, flora, fauna PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 2 (PDF, 8 MB, 37 p.) Out of print
NBM003 Skerman, T.M. (Ed.) 1959 Contributions to marine microbiology. bacteria, microbes, hydrology, productivity, taxonomy, oil, Geology PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 3 (PDF, 10 MB, 67 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM004 Dell, R.K.; Jones, N.S.; Yaldwyn, J.C. 1960 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 1. Decapoda Brachyura; Cumacea; Decapoda Natantia. crustacea, crabs, shrimp, Decapoda, Brachyura, Cumacea, Natantia, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 4 (PDF, 19 MB, 53 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM005 Fell, H.B. 1960 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 2. Archibenthal and littoral echinoderms. Echinodermata, sea star, Asteroidea, Echinoidea, sea urchin, Ophiuroidea, brittle star, Holothuroidea, sea cucumber, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 5 (PDF, 10 MB, 31 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM006 Knox, G.A. 1960 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 3. Polychaeta Errantia. Polychaeta, worm, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 6 (PDF, 19 MB, 64 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM007 Dell, R.K.; Edmonds, S.J. 1961 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 4. Marine Mollusca; Sipunculoidea. Mollusca, sipunculids, gastropod, bivalve, chiton, snail, worm, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 7 (PDF, 6 MB, 27 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM008 Garner, D.M. 1962 Hydrology of New Zealand coastal waters, 1955. coastal, physiography, oceanography, currents, salinity, temperature, seasonal variation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 8 (PDF, 12 MB, 85 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM009 Garner, D.M. 1961 Analysis of hydrological observations in the New Zealand region, 1874-1955. offshore, oceanography, currents, temperature, salinity, seasonal variation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 9 (PDF, 9 MB, 45 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM010 Burling, R.W. 1964 Hydrology of circumpolar waters south of New Zealand. Antarctic, Subantarctic, oceanography, currents, fronts, temperature, salinity, seasonal variation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 10 (PDF, 13 MB, 66 p.) Out of print
NBM011 Brodie, J.W. 1965 Bathymetry of the New Zealand region. charts, features, Geology, seafloor, sedimentation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 11 (PDF, 10 MB, 54 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM012 Garner, D.M.; Ridgway, N.M. 1965 Hydrology of New Zealand offshore waters. offshore, oceanography, currents, temperature, salinity, seasonal variation PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 12 (PDF, 14 MB, 62 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM013 Bergquist, P.R.; Pike, R.B.; Hurley, D.E.; Ralph, P.M. 1961 Biological results of the Chatham Islands 1954 Expedition. Part 5. Porifera: Demospongiae; Porifera: Keratosa; Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae; Crustacea Isopoda: Serolidae; Hydroida. Porifera, Sponge, Arthropoda, crustacea, Isopoda, slater, Hydrozoa, hydroid, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 13 (PDF, 20 MB, 73 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM014 Pantin, H.M. 1963 Submarine morphology east of the North Island, New Zealand. Geology, coastal, echosounding, seafloor morphology, canyons, sea valleys, bank, trench, faults PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 14 (PDF, 6 MB, 43 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM015 Dingwall, P.R. 1974 Bay-head sand beaches of Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Geology, beach morphology, grain size, Sediment, mineralogy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 15 (PDF, 14 MB, 63 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM016 Freed, D. 1963 Bibliography of New Zealand marine zoology, 1769-1899. bibliography, NZOI, DSIR, Reference, zoologists, New Zealand, Reference PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 16 (PDF, 14 MB, 46 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM017 Skerman, T.M. (Ed.) 1964 Studies of a southern fiord. Milford Sound, Fiordland, bathymetry, hydrology, sedimentation, microbiology, Foraminifera, sulphur, pollen, benthic community, Mollusca, Brachiopoda, Polychaeta, Echinodermata, Diatoms, temperature, salinity PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 17 (PDF, 18 MB, 101 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM018 Fell, H.B. 1961 The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 1. Ophiuroidea. Antarctica, Echinodermata, Ophiuroids, brittle stars, snake stars, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 18 (PDF, 18 MB, 124 p.) Buy hard copy ($29)
NBM019 Squires, D.F. 1962 The fauna of the Ross Sea. Part 2. Scleractinian corals. Antarctica, Cnidaria, stony coral, cup coral, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 19 (PDF, 6 MB, 28 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)
NBM020 Squires, D.F. 1963 Flabellum rubrum (Quoy and Gaimard). Scleractinia, stony coral, Flabellidae, Monomyces, systematics, taxonomy PDF icon New Zealand Oceanographic Institute Memoir 20 (PDF, 8 MB, 43 p.) Buy hard copy ($25)

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