Dianne Hausler
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Seagrass

Halophila ovalis - photo by Dianne Hausler
Dugong grass
Halophila ovalis

  • Long stems with flat oval leaves.
  • Leaves: 5-20mm wide, 1-4mm long.
  • Found in intertidal and subtidal zones to 48m.
  • Monoecious or dioecious.
  • Food source for dugongs and green turtles.

(Photographed at Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland)

Zostera capricorni - photo by Dianne Hausler
Eelgrass
Zostera capricorni


  • Phylum:
  • Long thin leaves with rounded tips. 
  • Leaves: 2.5mm wide, 3-5mm long.
  • Found in intertidal and subtidal zones to 6m.
  • Monoecious. 
  • Food source for green turtles

(Photographed at Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland)




Algae 

Padina
Padina
Padina pavonea

  • Phylum: Phaeophyta (Brown Algae).
  • Common light brown, fan-shaped algae.
  • Loosely attaches to rocks and seagrass meadows by rhizoids.
  • Size: 40-120mm wide.
  • Found in intertidal zones.

(Photographed at Ormiston, Redland City, Queensland)

Green Sponge Weed - photo by Dianne Hauser
Green Sponge Weed
Codium spongiosum


  • Phylum: Chlorophyta (Green Algae).
  • Green,, variously lobed, spongelike clumps.
  • Grows on rocks.
  • Found in lower intertidal and subtidal zones.

(Photographed at Stradbroke Island, Redland City, Queensland)




 










 
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