“This book provides an introduction to the marine seaweeds and seagrasses of Tasmania, the island state of Australia. Readers will discover the beauty and diversity of marine plants through descriptions of over 160 species, each illustrated by means of colour photographs and provided with a summary of features helpful for species identification. High magnification images are also included for many species.
The marine ecosystems of Tasmania range from luxuriant kelp forests to sandy and rocky reef habitats. Marine plants play a critical role in these ecosystems as generators of oxygen, as food for herbivores, and by providing shelter for fish and invertebrates.”