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Habitats

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Species from the Biofouling at Heron Island:
Sea Anemone
Actiniaria sp.
Sea Anemone
Joanne Edes
Pacific Star Tunicate
Botryllus tuberatus
Pacific Star Tunicate
Adeline Ang
Entoprocta
Pedicellinidae
Entoprocta
Maria Russo Mafra Machado
Shark
Pinctada albina
Shark's Bay Shell
Nicholai Cushing
Aquarium "weed" anemone
Aiptasia sp.
Aquarium "weed" anemone
Roxane Borruat

Myrianida pachycera (Augener, 1913)

Alexandra Nance
striped estuarine barnacle
Amphibalanus amphitrite
striped estuarine barnacle
Nicholas Wee

Watersipora subtorquata

Rebecca Wright
Skeleton shrimp
Caprella californica
Skeleton shrimp
Jessie Hildebrand
Fan worm
Branchiomma sp.
Fan worm
Luana Burg Mayer
Bugula neritna
Bugula neritna
Bugula neritna
Callum Lister
Brown Bryozoan
Bugula neritina
Brown Bryozoan
Leslie Braberry

Typosyllis sp.

Samantha Kacin
Gammarus Shrimp
Gammarus sp.
Gammarus Shrimp
Sailoto Liveti
Ribbon worm
Lineus spp.
Ribbon worm
Alexander Archibald-Binge

Hydroides Elegans

Matthew Buckley

Gastrochaena cuneiformis

Yazmin Stemp Yacoubi

Mycale (Arenochalina) mirabilis

Weili Chan

Aplidium sp.

Chloe Jayakody

Biofouling

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Biofouling invertebrates inhabit built structures, including boat hulls and jetty pilings. Many of these animals are deemed to be pests or invasive species, although this is not always the case.  Settlement plates set around Heron Island Reef, Moreton Bay and in local boat harbours (e.g. Manly Harbour) became colonised over two to four months.  In all cases the invertebrates inhabiting these plates were a mixture of well-known invasive and local species.