Story: Coastal shoreline

One day’s harvest (2nd of 2)

One day’s harvest

Toheroa grow to the size of an adult’s hand. Their large muscular foot (shown extruding from the shell) burrows deep into tidal sands, while feeding siphons reach to the surface. Photographed in 1974, Liz Peeni of Ohakea shows the result of a day of digging.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/6344/36a-F

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Coastal shoreline - Sandy beaches – lower shore', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006