Kapiti Moko

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Kapiti Moko

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Kapiti Moko

New Zealand

The fine morphological features of the high-energy shallow coastal strip include rough rocky outcrops and small-scale sand waves generated this ‘Moko’-like pattern – the Moko is the Māori tattooing design on the face done under traditional protocols.

Depth range
25 m
Location
-40.8525, 174.910
Projection
UTM zone 60 S / WGS84
Data acquisition
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington
Survey year
2015
Project
Mapping Kapiti Seafloor
Acoustic system
Kongsberg EM2040 multibeam echosounder
Acoustic data processing software
CARIS HIPS
Grid resolution
0.4 m
Image production
Arne Pallentin, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington.

Image caption
Geoffroy Lamarche, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), Wellington.

Acknowledgements
Skipper of the RV Ikatere