Proud dad! These two pics of the exact location were taking within month. The first one shows millimetric Herdmania momus encircled. A juvenile ascidian that just recently morphed after settling on my plastic plate. The second shows the same (young) adult H. momus but a month older. Behind her, you can see the massive adult that's still there towering over the little one. This shows how these ascidians are just fine with sharing space with other conspecifics. Also that Polyethylene terephthalate is a good substrata as most things underwater.
This doesn't fucking mean that is ok to litter the ocean.
#invertebrate#ecology#plastic@kelpqueso check this one out