Story: Estuaries

Polluting the estuaries (1st of 3)

Polluting the estuaries

Urban pollutants such as herbicides, paint residues, dog poo and detergents are often discharged into estuaries and harbours from stormwater drains. This art work from Mt Cook School, Wellington, illustrates the everyday activities that add polluting wastes into stormwater drains, and ultimately into estuarine waters.

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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - People and estuaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006