Story: Coastal shoreline

Treasure on the shoreline (1st of 3)

Treasure on the shoreline

New Zealanders have been slow to appreciate the many good qualities of driftwood cast up on their beaches. As well as firewood, it provides a home for lizards, beetles, and spiders, and helps protect the land from storm waves.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Sandy beaches – lower shore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006