Story: Seaweed

Bull kelp (1st of 2)

Bull kelp

Shown here growing near Kaikōura, bull kelp or rimurapa is the dominant seaweed of exposed rocky coasts around New Zealand and the subantarctic islands. Its thick flexible stipe supports a spongy broad blade that is usually divided into narrow straps.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Kelp', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4608/bull-kelp (accessed 23 March 2017)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006