Story: Seaweed

Storm-cast seaweeds

Storm-cast seaweeds

Cast up on a Cook Strait shore following a stiff southerly blast are representatives of the three main seaweed groups, distinguished by green, brown and red pigments in their fronds. Seaweeds are a rich food source for other marine life, manufacturing food in their fronds by photosynthesis.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - What is seaweed?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006