Spoon Sea Grass

Halophila ovalis

Guardian: Stephane Leray

Life is beautiful, but we do not always see it. Take Spoon Sea Grass for example, people rarely notice it when snorkelling, let alone call it beautiful. If they knew that it had flowers, people might like it more, because it makes an underwater garden with pollen spread by the currents instead of the wind and eaten by turtles instead of cows. People like turtles and if they knew that years ago this sea grass was eaten by giant turtles with two and half metre wide shells they might find this grass more interesting. More than that, these giant turtles were probably hunted by even more giant Sea Monsters, Pliosaurs that were so big that they could hold these turtles in their jaws.

So if you look you at the Spoon Sea Grass and visualise the giant Turtle and then the pliosaur (the pliosaurs with enormous jaws) then the Sea Grass is all of sudden incredible,

and life is beautiful.