Kōrero: Sea floor geology

Puysegur Trench

Puysegur Trench

In this three-dimensional view of the seabed south-west of New Zealand, depths are indicated by different colours. The deepest part is the 6,000-metre deep Puysegur Trench (purple). Here, oceanic crust of the Australian Plate dives beneath the Pacific Plate. It is a mirror image of the Kermadec Trench to the north-east.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, 'Sea floor geology - Active plate boundaries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/5586/puysegur-trench (accessed 23 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Keith Lewis, Scott D. Nodder and Lionel Carter, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006