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This shot shows another part of the Ricketts point foreshore.

Here is a previous view

This 115 hectare sanctuary is located off Beaumaris in Melbourne's southeast. The series of sandstone rock platforms extending from the shore create a diverse marine environment that is readily accessible to visitors. The high diversity of marine habitats within a small area provides a fantastic opportunity for scientific research, education, and also recreation. The sanctuary includes rocky (sandstone) intertidal and subtidal habitats, sandy beaches and subtidal soft substrates, with offshore reefs displaying a high diversity of flora and fauna. Near the shore, the rocks are covered in green and red algae that shelter a myriad of smaller creatures, including tiny brittlestars, bristle worms and crustaceans. The soft seafloor is covered in patches of green seagrass or bunches of seaweed attached to small rocks. (according to Parks Victoria)

taken with GND filter

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