a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The plants and plant-y things under the waters of the southern temperate oceans of New Zealand and southern Australia...
Ecklonia radiata 'Common Kelp' (Rottnest Island). Can form dense underwater forests. Found from shallow waters down to 25 metres. Widespread in temperate waters of southern hemisphere.
Posidonia sp. 'Strapweed' (Rottnest Island). A group of seagrass with a disjunct distribution; they are found in the Mediterranean and in southern Australian waters.
Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is Micronesia, New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea. Meanwhile I am giving a lecture on the Sunshine Coast (Australia) on the "Sounds of suburban south-east Queensland".