Ahuriri Estuary site D is located adjacent to the entry point of the Thames/Tyne waterways entering the estuary. This is sheltered by the Pandora Spit to the east, but characterises part of the estuary adjacent to stormwater discharges. Although this site has moderate quantities of the cockle/Tuangi (Austrovenus stutchburyi), it also contains more mud tolerant species such as the mud crab (Austrohelice crassa) and the polychaete worm Scolecolepides. This site has been monitored annually since 2007.
Monitored site results
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