Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand

Coastal Dune Ecosystem Reference Database

Whareama Estuary: Fine scale monitoring 2007/08.  Technical Report

Robertson, B. and Stevens, L.
Journal / Source
Report prepared for Greater Wellington Regional Council. Wriggle Limited.
16 pp
Whareama Estuary, Wairarapa, benthic fauna, epifauna, macroalgae, sediment quality, nutrients, sedimentation, eutrophication, environmental monitoring
Presents the findings of fine scale monitoring at two intertidal sites in the Whareama Estuary, a 12km long tidal river estuary on the Wairarapa Coast. This monitoring was undertaken in January 2008 and included assessments of sediment texture, nutrient and organic content, contamination, and benthic (sediment dwelling) fauna and flora. The methods used were based on an extension of the tools included in the National Estuary Monitoring Protocol.