Story: Nearshore islands

Poor Knights marine reserve

The ocean around the Poor Knights Islands was made New Zealand's second marine reserve in 1981. The most outstanding dive site in the country, the area boasts rich marine life and vast underwater landscapes.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Island sanctuaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007