Story: Seaweed

Flapjack (3rd of 3)


Flapjack (Carpophyllum maschalocarpum) is a medium-sized brown seaweed that forms dense thickets at low-tide level. It was named after the flapping motion it makes in response to the surge of the tide. Flapjack can be recognised by its fern-like fronds and elliptical floats.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Types of seaweed', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 February 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006