Queen Charlotte Sound / Tōtaranui Seabed Mapping
In 2016 Council and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) partnered to reveal remarkable new insights into the world beneath the waves.
The survey has pulled back the aquatic veil and revealed startling discoveries. The complex nature of the seafloor throughout the entire area is evident in extensive plains, tidal sediment ribbons, freshwater seeps and rocky reefs.
Delivered by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and Discovery Marine Limited, the seafloor mapping campaign involved two vessels and comprised 280 days on the water.
View the NIWA video showing early discoveries here: