The algae, plants and invertebrates of Australasian temperate oceans and seas...
Dictyota dichotoma, 'Forked Ribbon'. Despite being a 'brown' algae, it often has a iridescent blue-greenish tinge. Wide distribution across temperate seas.
Ecklonia radiata, 'Common/Spiny Kelp'. Can form dense underwater forests. Found from shallow waters down to 25 metres. Widespread in temperate waters of southern hemisphere.
Posidonia sp. 'Strapweed'. A group of seagrass with a disjunct distribution; they are found in the Mediterranean and in southern Australian waters.
Antipathella (previously Antipathes) fiordensis, 'Black Coral'.
Protula sp. 'Marine Polychaete Worm'
Coscinasterias calamaria, 'Eleven-armed Sea-star'. Found along southern Australia and New Zealand shores.
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