Story: Seaweed

A rare red seaweed

A rare red seaweed

The small Gelidium longipes grows only in a few spots in northern New Zealand. Like some other red seaweeds, it produces agar, a jelly-like substance which is used commercially.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - What is seaweed?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 February 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006