Seagrasses are an unsung
hero of the Australian shoreline. They are flowering plants unlike many of the
seaweeds that you find along the tide line. A long time ago they were plants living
on the land and eventually made their way into the shallow sea in the same way
that the ancestors of some animals like whales, seals and penguins did.
seagrasses are flowering plants they have true leaves, roots and flowers. They
need sunlight to make food so they only survive in the shallow seas. There are
57 species around the world and over 30 live under Australian waters.