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Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Mangrove

Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Mangrove
Image by Roger Grace, published on 04/05/2011

The mangroves themselves are fun to snorkel around. We have one species in NZ, common in the northern half of the North Island. Mangroves are specialized trees which can live in salt water. They have peg-like breathing roots which stick up out of the sand or mud around the base of the trees.

Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Northeastern | NZ Biodiversity | Algae (Seaweeds) | Marine habitats | Mangroves | Special Places | Whangateau Estuary

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