• Academic publication

Kaikōura earthquake: Summary of impacts and changes in nearshore marine communities

Schiel DR, Gerrity S, Alestra T, Pirker J, Marsden I, Dunmore R, Tait L, South P, Taylor D and Thomsen M (2018)
Book chapter in: Shakey Shores- Coastal impacts & responses to the 2016 Kaikōura earthquakes. Henlass C, Borrero J, Neale D and Shand T (eds)

The magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake of November 2016 affected more than 100 km of coastline, lifting rocky reef by up to 6 m.

These events exposed vast areas of intertidal and subtidal rocky reef with dramatic effects to the habitat-forming kelp and fucoid species, and invertebrate species, including the highly valued paua.

This special issue describes the consequences to the functioning and recovery of rocky reef ecosystems.