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Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Mangrove Community

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

Large, old established mangroves help protect the shoreline from erosion, but also serve as a hard attachment surface for filter-feeding oysters, barnacles and small mussels, which help clean the water and keep the estuary healthy.

Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Northeastern | NZ Biodiversity | Algae (Seaweeds) | Invertebrates | Crustaceans (crabs, crayfish etc.) | Marine Worms | Shrimps | Marine habitats | Mangroves | Special Places | Whangateau Estuary

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