NAME: Dentate moss animal (Bugula dentata)
SIZE: Colony 50mm in length.
DISTRIBUTION: Cape Peninsula to Sodwana Bay in 5-35m. Also Indo-Pacific and Brazil.
DESCRIPTION: Colony grows like a spiral wiry bush. Colour grey but blue when torch- or sunlit.
NATURAL HISTORY: Tends to be found hanging downwards on vertical walls.
Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.