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Mud covers the immense majority of ocean seabed, with even many rocky areas often covered by a thin layer of mud. They can sometimes be boring to look at, since the majority of life is taking place out of sight, underground. Worms, urchins, brittle stars, sea cucumbers, mollusks, crustaceans, fish…a rich underground life. There are other species that have adapted to these environments and developed branched forms that cling to the substrate.

We are enjoying all a range of environments here in Norway: bamboo corals and sea feathers that rise from the sea floor; whiting-pouts, cod, octopus and crabs that move among the “forest”; gobios, Norway lobsters and prawns that form galleries; and worms, clams and sea urchins that move in this inner world. Rich and abundant life.

 

 

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