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Sea Nymph Seagrass

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Scientific name
Amphibolus antarctica
Common names
Sea Nymph Seagrass
Life on the Edge
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Group
Marine Flowering Plants
Where to find
Rock pools on exposed reefs
Description
Sea Nymph is a tough wiry seagrass, with erect stems, and broad twisted flattish green leaves. Amphibolus species have hooked propagules that are dispersed by being carried by the sea. The hooks allow then to cling to new rocky surfaces and continue growing. Up to 80 cm long

Sea Nymph Seagrass is one of the two flowering marine plants found in the Marine Sanctuary. It is abundant in larger sandstone pools on the reef where it can often be seen producing bubbles of oxygen in bright sunlight.

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