Kōrero: Beachcombing

Whārangi 4. Marine creatures

We asked people around the country to send us stories in their own words about what they have discovered along the coastline. Here is a selection in which beachcombers have found fascinating examples of sea life.

What's your story?

Moa bones

Moa bones

Some of this unusual collection is now in the Far North Museum.

A rare specimen

A rare specimen

A zoologist recognised a tiny creature at Sumner beach.

Whales and dolphins

Whales and dolphins

An expert has been salvaging marine mammals for years.

Sea snake

Sea snake

A childhood encounter leaves a lasting memory.

Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Beachcombing - Marine creatures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/beachcombing/page-4 (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006