Today’s photo is a sunset shot from Ahuriri Estuary situated north of Napier in the sunny Hawke’s Bay.
This narrow estuary with its wide range of fresh to salty, shallow to deep, and sandy to muddy habitats supports an extremely diverse range of birds, fish, invertebrates and plant life.
Yesterday the DOC Marine Ecosystems Team launched a new web resource aimed at helping people explore and protect New Zealand’s estuaries.
The resource has three interactive maps, which show places of interest as well as sites where local estuary groups are active. You can explore the web resource at www.doc.govt.nz/estuaries.