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Algae of Pulley Ridge

In addition to coralline algae, other abundant macro algae include Halimeda tuna, Lobophora variegata, Ventricaria ventricosa, Verdigellas peltata, Dictyota sp., Kallymenia sp., and particularly striking fields of Andaymonene menzeii. The latter algae covers many hectares at densities of tens of individuals per square meter, constructing regions that appear like lettuce fields growing in the dusk at this depth on the sea floor.

Anadyomene menziesii
Anadyomene menziesii
Ventricaria ventricosa
Ventricaria ventricosa
Dictyota species
Dictyota sp.
Peyssonnelia species
Peyssonnelia sp.

Lobophora variegata overgrowing Agaicia species
Lobophora variegata overgrowing
Agaicia sp. (coral)
Halimeda discoidea
Halimeda discoidea

Kallymenia species
Kallymenia sp.
Verdigellas peltata
Verdigellas peltata
Dictyota species
Dictyota sp.

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