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Life on the edge: intertidal reefs of the Marmion and Shoalwater Islands marine parks

Kendrick, A., Huisman, J. and Rule, M. (2012) Life on the edge: intertidal reefs of the Marmion and Shoalwater Islands marine parks. Landscope, 27 (3). pp. 52-58.

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Abstract

Many people are familiar with the intertidal rocky reefs along Perth’s beaches as places to fossick among tide pools during the calm low tides of summer, or watch powerful waves crash onto the shore during winter storms. Others may visit these reefs to collect abalone during the recreational fishing season, or to indulge in a spot of line fishing. Very few people, however, realise that these reefs also support complex assemblages of algae and animals, many of which are specially adapted to live in these characteristically harsh environments perilously positioned between land and sea.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
Publisher: Dept. of Environment and Conservation
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13698
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