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Seaweed Amphipod


Introduction: Seaweed amphipods (Hyale grandicornis) are the most numerous amphipod on rocky shores which nestle amongst seaweeds (hence the name) which adds to their survival rate. The first pair of antennae are shorter than the second and there are larger nippers in the males than females found in the second pair of legs.

Distribution: Found along all Namibian coastal waters including Bogenfels, Luderitz, Sandwich Harbour, Cape Cross, Terrace Bay, Torra Bay and the mouth of the Kunene River mouth.

Diet: They graze on various seaweeds.

Colouration: Green or brown often with 1 or more circular white dots on each thoracic segment.

Breeding: Eggs hatch into fully grown adults.

Max size: 10mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

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