Kōrero: Fiords

Vertical distribution of life in the fiords

Vertical distribution of life in the fiords

Although the fiords are as deep as 100–400 metres, most animals live in the top 40 metres. This narrow band supports a rich assemblage of animals, including species such as black and red corals, which usually live only in deep water.

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Department of Conservation
Diagram by Simon Hayes

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - A unique environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/6335/vertical-distribution-of-life-in-the-fiords (accessed 15 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006