Seagrass with Epiphytes

Broad-leaf seagrass (Posidonia australis) with algae epiphytes grows at Corner Inlet Marine National Park in Australia. The marine park protects large areas of seagrass habitat from fishing—but it can't protect it from all human influence. In recent years, seagrass loss has been measured and is believed to be from polluted water entering the inlet from the surrounding watershed.

Tags: Algae

Mark Rodrigue/Marine Photobank