Story: Seaweed

Green seaweeds (1st of 3)

Green seaweeds

Found growing on coastal rocks around Wellington’s harbour, bright green sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) and the darker rock velvet (Codium convolutum) are common green seaweeds. Growing alongside them is the crust-forming red seaweed known as pink paint.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Types of seaweed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 February 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006