Masses of krill in Otago Harbour

Krill gather on the edge of the Otago Harbour off Portsmouth Drive. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
Krill gather on the edge of the Otago Harbour off Portsmouth Drive. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
The krill on the harbour's edge after the tide had gone out. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
The krill on the harbour's edge after the tide had gone out. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
A close-up of the krill. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
A close-up of the krill. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
Krill as seen in the Otago Harbour. Photo: Paul Van Kampen
Krill as seen in the Otago Harbour. Photo: Paul Van Kampen

Parts of Otago Harbour turned red as shoals of krill made their way towards the edge of the shore near Portsmouth Dr.

Local resident Paul Van Kampen saw the krill while on a bike ride on Monday morning. He said they formed "wave and circle patterns and [congregated in] masses on the surface."

He noted there was much more krill in the morning than when the photos were taken and that as the tide went out they "washed up and died", although added that the "birds had a great feed".

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