Story: Nearshore islands

Pelorus Sound (2nd of 2)

Pelorus Sound

The many islands in the Marlborough Sounds, at the northern tip of the South Island, were formed when valleys were drowned as the sea rose. This view looks north over Pelorus Sound.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - A nation of islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 January 2022)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007