Kōrero: Sea floor geology

Underwater canyon

Underwater canyon

A massive canyon with multiple branches cuts the sea floor off eastern Cook Strait. The branches head off in directions defined by rivers of past ice ages (over 20,000 years ago), which dumped sand and mud off Palliser Bay and Wellington Harbour. Ferocious tides carry sediments from western Cook Strait into the canyon.

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Source: 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 - Continental slopes, canyons and landslides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/5604/underwater-canyon (accessed 5 December 2022)

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