Please Login or Register

You are here: HomeResourcesImage Archive › Image Detail

Image Details | Back

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

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

They soon grow into small seedlings which are alternately inundated and exposed by the tides. If silt gets into the estuary because of poor management of the catchment, some of this silt is trapped by mangroves and encourages further mangrove expansion. This is the mangroves’ response to human abuses of the catchment – nature trying to repair the damage.

Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | Northeastern | NZ Biodiversity | Marine habitats | Intertidal | Mangroves | Special Places | Whangateau Estuary

Comments about this Image

Nobody has posted a comment yet, would you like to be the first?

Add your Comment

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Next image: Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Mangrove Community
Previous image: Whangateau Harbour - Gem of Auckland’s Estuaries - Mangrove Propagules


Please note:
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

MarineNZ.org Sponsors

Sponsors

Image Categories