Gummy weed (Splachnidium rugosum) is a distinctive little brown seaweed found on intertidal rocks all around New Zealand’s coast. It cannot be mistaken for another seaweed if touched, as its tubular fronds are fully of sticky gum. The gum protects the seaweed from shrivelling up when the tide is out.
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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith
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