Decorator crab and sponges
Sponges – plants or animals?
Sponges are in fact animals! They are simple filter feeding animals that tend to attach themselves to hard surfaces like rocks, or in the case of Chowder Bay, pylons and the swimming net.
Did you know? There are close to 1000 different types of sponges found in southern Australia.
Hidden amongst the sponges you might be lucky enough to see a decorator crab. They will use their pincers to cut sponges or seaweed before sticking it to their body to camouflage themselves.