Blue Soft Coral (Anthelia sp.), Wild Guide to Moreton BayRock pools are rich havens for marine species that cannot survive exposure to the air, unlike their cousins in the intertidal rock platforms and mudflats. Even a small broken surface may provide shelter for many creatures away from extreme temperatures and prolonged exposure to air. Rock pools are a microcosm of the fascinating world on the deeper rocky seabed. For an enormous variety of species they provide a more sheltered habitat from the continual hammering of waves, tidal surges and extended periods of exposure that are experienced by the more robust species living on rocky shores.
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