Kōrero: Fiords

Black coral

Black coral

During the late 1970s and 1980s New Zealand scientist Ken Grange surveyed the marine ecology of the fiords. He was the first to recognise that underwater Fiordland was a unique habitat, and he has worked to ensure the protection of its marine communities. He is pictured here inspecting a colony of black coral, whose growth rate he monitored in one study. Living black corals are white.

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Ryan Photographic

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Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Underwater rock walls and basins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6338/black-coral (accessed 9 December 2019)

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