Sea-grass Beds

Along the Marine Park shore exist three main types of sea-grass communities in the shallow waters ranging from depths of 0.5m to approximately 40m. These provide habitats for a variety of fish, urchins and invertebrates. The beds expand and contract seasonally providing a constant change in the underwater landscape.

While only a few species such as the urchin Tripneustes gratilla, and the surgeonfish Zebrasoma xanthurum and Ctenochaetus striatus feed directly on the sea-grass this bed of sea-grass provides a habitat to dozens of species of marine animals.