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Kina beneath the Kelp
Image by Roger Grace, published on 20/08/2007
Kina live on the rocky reef and feed on seaweed. Their predators (e.g. Snapper and Crayfish) help to control their numbers so that they do not over-graze the Kelp. However, if predator numbers decline, so deas the Kelp, in turn effecting the entire ecosystem.
Tags: Bioregions/habitats | Eastern North Island | NZ Biodiversity | Algae (Seaweeds) | Invertebrates | Echinoderms (Starfish and Sea Urchins) | Sea urchins (Kina) | Marine habitats | Shallow mixed weed | Shallow Rocky Reefs
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