Story: Fiords

Vertical distribution of life in the fiords

Vertical distribution of life in the fiords

Although the fiords are as deep as 100–400 metres, most animals live in the top 40 metres. This narrow band supports a rich assemblage of animals, including species such as black and red corals, which usually live only in deep water.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - A unique environment', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006