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Sea Nymph Seagrass

Species Name: Amphibolis antarctica

Description: Seagrasses grow along the edges of the Bluff and in the estuary, they are important nurseries for juvenile fish, crustaceans, and molluscs.

Sea Nymphs are a tough and wiry seagrass with erect stems and broad flattish leaves, abundant in larger sandstone pools on the reef. This species has hooked propagules that cling to the rocky shore after being carried by the sea.

On sunny days the leaves of these plants can be seen producing masses of tiny oxygen bubbles that sustain life in the rockpools.

Group: Seagrass
Where to find: Intertidal Reefs, Subtidal Reefs
Thin, rigid leaves with short, spiky tips