Story: Seaweed

Brown seaweeds (1st of 3)

Brown seaweeds

One of New Zealand’s most common brown seaweeds is Neptune’s necklace (Hormosira banksii), with its chains of beads. This is a hardy species, able to withstand time out of water. In sheltered sites it can grow up to half a metre in length, with beads of 2–3 cm in diameter; a smaller form grows on open coasts.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Types of seaweed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 February 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006