Kōrero: Sea floor

Bryozoan thicket

Bryozoan thicket

At a depth of 100 metres on the Otago continental shelf, various species of bryozoans form dense colonies. These provide shelter and food for other animals such as this hermit crab (left) and orange sea star.

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Photograph by Peter Batson

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Ashley Rowden, 'Sea floor - Life on the continental shelf', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8951/bryozoan-thicket (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Ashley Rowden, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006