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Seagrass & Mudflats Jigsaw

Seagrass are flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) that have adapted, over millions of years, to life underwater in the sea. Seagrasses are a very important food source and habitat for wildlife, supporting a diverse community of organisms including fish, octopuses, shrimp, crabs, oysters, sponges, sea urchins, anemones and squid.

Mudflats are mineral-rich coastal soils within and above high tide level, which are low in oxygen, often saline, and have a high organic content. In some areas, the organic content is lower, and the soils grain size is high, and such areas could be defined as sandflats.

Jigsaw image provided by the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre, Victorian Fisheries Authority