Kōrero: Ocean currents and tides

Wharf pile

Wharf pile

Seen here at low tide, the blue mussels on this wharf pile indicate the high- and low-tide marks in Wellington Harbour. The difference between high and low tides in Wellington and elsewhere along the New Zealand coast is not great by world standards (1–2 metres). Tidal ranges can be more extreme in enclosed areas such as estuaries, for example at Manukau Harbour, which can have a tidal range of about 4 metres.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Tides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5916/wharf-pile (accessed 27 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006