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  • Kelp (Rimurimu/seaweed) forests underwater .
    Rights: Nicole Miller Published 11 November 2021 Size: 160 KB Referencing Hub media

    A habitat is the area where an organism or group of organisms live and breed. Kelp forests are biogenic habitats. Biogenic habitats can be compared to underwater forests with different species living together in thriving communities. You could think of biogenic organisms – in this case rimurimu – as the architects and construction workers who turn the seafloor into living cities.

    Get to know your local rimurimu species with a visit to your coast or from home or school with identification guides and online resources.

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