Kōrero: Estuaries

Mangrove forest (1 o 3)

Mangrove forest

‘Slime-suckled mangrove … its muddy truckling/with time and tide’. So wrote New Zealand poet Allen Curnow of this intriguing tree. Around the Hokianga Harbour, pictured here, a mangrove forest forms a fringe between the tidal muds and the land. The breathing roots or pneumatophores of the mangroves are noticeable here, extending from the stems of the trees into the low-tide muds.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - Plants of the estuary', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4625/mangrove-forest (accessed 7 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006