Kōrero: Ocean currents and tides

French Pass

French Pass

French Pass in the Marlborough Sounds is a narrow gap between headlands through which tides pour. A massive amount of water that has banked up in Tasman Bay gushes back out to Cook Strait once the tide drops, and when the tide rises, it rushes back in. Tidal currents can reach 2 metres per second in this stretch of water, making it very dangerous for ships.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN26019/15
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Tides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5921/french-pass (accessed 21 February 2020)

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