Story: Seaweed

Bull kelp’s honeycombed structure

Bull kelp’s honeycombed structure

The massive, leathery blade of bull kelp is made of honeycombed tissue, giving it flexibility and buoyancy. No other seaweed has this feature.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Kelp', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4597/bull-kelps-honeycombed-structure (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006