Add to collection
  • + Create new collection
  • Rocks on the Ngarimu Bay seashore, New Zealand.
    Rights: Anne Barker Published 19 July 2021 Size: 4.5 MB Referencing Hub media

    New Zealand beaches include a variety of distinct habitats, each supporting a wide range of living things. All beaches share several characteristics:

    • Land forming their shores – hard, such as cliffs and rocks, or soft, such as sand or mud.
    • Presence of water – saltwater or a combination of saltwater and freshwater in mudflats and estuaries.
    • Tides (tai) – regularly fluctuating levels of water.

    Within each habitat, there are a range of conditions to be found with specific adaptations needed by the inhabitants in order to survive.

    Related articles

    Related activities

    Related images

    Image: Ngarimu Bay, Anne Barker.

        Go to full glossary
        Download all