Story: Fiords

Black coral

Black coral

During the late 1970s and 1980s New Zealand scientist Ken Grange surveyed the marine ecology of the fiords. He was the first to recognise that underwater Fiordland was a unique habitat, and he has worked to ensure the protection of its marine communities. He is pictured here inspecting a colony of black coral, whose growth rate he monitored in one study. Living black corals are white.

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Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Underwater rock walls and basins', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6338/black-coral (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006