Kōrero: Fiords

Bowen Falls, Milford Sound

Bowen Falls, Milford Sound

Fiordland is one of the wettest places in the world. When it rains, thousands of temporary waterfalls cascade into the fiords, delivering vast quantities of fresh water that forms a layer on the surface of the sea water. As the rain water flows down the steep vegetated slopes, it picks up chemicals from rotting leaves and soil, which stain it yellow–brown.

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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/photograph/6334/bowen-falls-milford-sound (accessed 12 December 2019)

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