This is a three-dimensional view of the seabed off Tokomaru Bay, north of Gisborne. The flat, gently sloping continental shelf extends offshore to a depth of about 130 metres. The steep continental slope plunges down the seamount-studded deep ocean floor at 3,000 metres below sea level. The base of the slope represents the edge of the New Zealand continent.
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