Story: Coastal shoreline

Shore skink

Shore skink

A number of skink species are found around the coast, although some are confined to offshore islands which are free of rats. Skinks feed mainly on insects, foraging amongst rocks and driftwood. The rare Fiordland skink has been known to dive into rock pools in search of prey.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Rock pools and boulder shores', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006