Kōrero: Ocean currents and tides



The adult scallop can move along the sea floor by snapping its shell shut and squirting out water. Like many other marine molluscs, scallops are broadcast spawners – females and males release eggs and sperm into the sea water, and the propagation of young is entrusted to chance. Currents take them off, to live if they find a suitable habitat, or die if they do not. Scallops survived these currents – the species drifted on the East Australian Current from Australia to New Zealand.

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Department of Conservation
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Craig Stevens and Stephen Chiswell, 'Ocean currents and tides - Fiords, estuaries and river plumes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5939/scallop (accessed 14 April 2024)

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