Sparse seagrass

This classification usually applies to seagrass that occurs in waters exposed to significant swell and wind exposure, or in deeper water. Whilst  the density of the shoots of the seagrass (primarily Zostera tasmanica) is low, the beds can cover extensive areas. The beds often have associated hard sand acoustic signals indicating the possibility of other biotic elements, such as shells. In sparse seagrass areas, the substrate beneath the seagrass is easily visible, often consisting of more than 70% cover.

Sparse seagrass. Sparse seagrass.