Aerial view of Okarito Lagoon
Plants and animals that live in our estuaries have adapted to a constantly changing environment based on the tidal cycles, as well as the freshwater and sediment that comes from the surrounding land.
The Harbours, bays and estuaries resource explores the impact of land-based activities on coastal communities.
Find learning areas and outcomes and curriculum links.
View and download a teaching resource about cockles, snapper and whitebait (galaxiids), some of the fascinating fish and shellfish that depend on New Zealand’s estuaries.
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