Story: Estuaries

Tide out, Whanganui Inlet (2nd of 2)

Tide out, Whanganui Inlet

Surrounded by coastal forest, Whanganui Inlet is an enclosed, drowned river valley, 13 kilometres long and up to 3 kilometres wide. Its extensive areas of seagrass, salt marshes and tidal mudflats provide a rich habitat for 42 species of wetland birds, 35 species of fish, and an abundance of marine invertebrates.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - The estuary ecosystem', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4619/tide-out-whanganui-inlet (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006