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Turfing pink paint

Corallina officinalis


Turfing pink paint (Corallina officinalis) in a stable rock pool in Moa Point. These stony plants cannot be eaten, but as a stony extension to the rock face, they vastly enlarge its surface, allowing thread algae to grow and an army of almost invisible snails to feast on these. It also provides micro-protection for very small animals like slaters and snails and it provides a nursery for the young of others. It was spotted in Moa Point, Tarakena bay, Wellington NZ.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Lat: -41.34, Long: 174.82

Spotted on Jan 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 11, 2016

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