Soft seabeds are formed with mobile sediments, sand and pebbles. They are characterised by a flat surface, subjected to currents and swells, without any obvious places to hide. The organisms that live here have adopted two different strategies to protect themselves: some bury themselves in the sand, others develop mimicking or camouflage mechanisms.
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These abyssal beaches cover approximately 9/10 of the sea floor.
Main associated species
- Fan mussel
- Long-snouted seahorse
- Short-snouted seahorse
- Mediterranean slipper lobster