Shiprock more marine life


Shiprock is covered in sedentary marine life and also has plenty of schooling fish..

Tambja sea slug Boxfish
  Verco's Tambja is a large sea slug that feeds exclusively on the Blue Bryozoans. This is an adult box fish. It has a bony skeleton inside plus an armour shell made of fused scales.
  catfish Holothirian
  Catfish have a very successful lifestyle hunting prey at night. They are famous for their powerful toxic dorsal spines on the gill cover. Plenty of fishermen have been hospitalised from a sting from these fish. Burrowing sea cucumbers are commonly seen at Shiprock. They have ten feeding arms which gather plankton from the currents. They are eaten by the Sydney Triton shell and the giant predatory sea star..