Ascidian - Sea Squirts: if figs can be purple, then so can sea squirts. The difference: a purple fig can be spotted a long ways off, while the sea squirts blend in on the colorful reef. The fig ensures it's seeds get spread, and the sea squirt can be an ambush predator disguised so its predators won't see it.
Kelp forests occur in cold, nutrient-rich water and are among the most beautiful and biologically productive habitats in the marine environment. A dependence upon light for photosynthesis restricts them to clear shallow water and they are rarely much deeper than 20 to 80 feet.Giant kelp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. When conditions are good, kelp can grow two feet per day! Giant kelp prefers water temperature in the 50-65 degree (F) range. A giant kelp p