Story: Historic earthquakes

Stranded marine life (3rd of 3)

Stranded marine life

Sections of the seabed near Kaikōura were raised more than a metre during the Kaikōura earthquake, stranding marine organisms such as pāua and crayfish.

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Reference: Louis Gordon-Green

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Historic earthquakes - Marlborough earthquakes – 2013 and 2016', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/46862/stranded-marine-life (accessed 28 May 2020)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 28 Mar 2011, updated 1 Nov 2017