Story: Seaweed

Flapjack (3rd of 3)

Flapjack

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, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4592/flapjack (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006