Kōrero: Limestone country

Punakaiki blowhole (2 o 2)

Punakaiki blowhole

Salt spray is blown through a hole in the limestone at Punakaiki on the West Coast. Sea water has eroded large caves beneath this limestone headland. Fractures in the rock connect the caves to the surface, and when waves crash into the caves, air is compressed and erupts out of the blowhole along with salt water.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10055604
Photograph by Paul Schilov

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Williams, 'Limestone country - Dissolving rock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12390/punakaiki-blowhole (accessed 23 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Paul Williams, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007