Daycare for fish

At the harbour entrance, tiny juvenile fish, like these bigeyes, hide in the shelter of a rock.

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At Ngatehe Point, they are safe from predators until they are large enough to venture elsewhere in the harbour to feed, or migrate out of the harbour into open water.

Harbours like Parengarenga are important nursery grounds for migratory species—such as kingfish—and have a halo effect, influencing the health of ecosystems all around them.

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