Story: Diving and snorkelling

Artificial reefs (1st of 2)

Artificial reefs

In 1987 the hulk of the bombed Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was sunk in Matauri Bay, Northland, as an artificial reef for the enjoyment of recreational divers. The wreck has become encrusted with seaweeds and shells, providing a home for marine creatures.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Diving and snorkelling - Underwater beauty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9002/artificial-reefs (accessed 22 May 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006