Underwater Astrolabe Reef

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Underwater Astrolabe Reef 5
During the right conditions in the Bay of Plenty the East Auckland Current brings tropical blue water into the bay. The image was taken one of these days when the current was favourable. The reef is covered in colourful sponges and near the surface Ecklonia radiata Kelp. This is image was taken prior to the MV Rena wrecking in 2011.