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Year 7 & 8 Science Field Trip
Ohiwa Harbour February 2012

The tides in
First we went to the low tide zone, the mud didn't quite go as high up the legs as Sharnaye and Mekaela seem to think, then we studied mid-tide zones. Here is Elana's group studying their square metre closely.
This pile of mudflat whelks was in one group's square metre being studied. We then went to study the mangroves. They only grow as far south as this area, the Ohiwa Harbour. Toni is measuring the height of this mangrove.
Twin vision Maiya
Aaron and Jalen are studying the mangroves. Now where are the flowers on this plant? Here's Maiya, surrounded by pneumatophores. She's trying to work out how far the roots spread out from the plant.
Petri's group are measuring the root lengths accurately. Sam's group decide to see how far the roots go on the other side. It was only three metres, but in the estuary they went up to 15 metres!
Finally, after lunch, there was art. We are drawing the landscape. Jared concentrates on getting his proportions right, hmmm the tides coming in quickly, I'd better put that line lower down.